Joanne E. Wood Rattray

Joanne Wood Rattray practices in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department and has been a partner since 1995.
 

Education
Joanne is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School.
 
Experience
Joanne is currently a member of the board of the Creative Production and Training Centre Limited (CPTC), and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and is the firm's designee to the International Trademark Association (INTA). Joanne served on the Online Use Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee for the 2012 – 2013 committee term as the leader of the Online Use working group. She is recognized as a leading trade mark specialist in the 2014 WTR 1000 rankings of trade mark practitioners by the World Trademark Review.
 
Joanne specializes in Intellectual Property and related matters, including advising on and taking steps with respect to:
  • the registration and protecting of trade marks, patents, copyright and confidential information;
  • availability searches, assignments and all commercial dealings with trade marks, patents, copyright and confidential information;
  • opposition proceedings, claims for passing-off and infringement;
  • confidentiality agreements, licensing, distribution, franchising agreements and related arrangements;
  • publication and royalty agreements and related claims;
  • registering domain names, domain name disputes, issues relating to the on-line use of marks and other proprietary information;
  • information technology including protection of computer software, access and control of digital information, privacy issues, data protection, internet access and usage, electronic commerce;
  • corporate and commercial issues.
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