IP and Carnival

Use of Copyrighted Music at Carnival Events

The Ministry of Legal Affairs, through its Intellectual Property Office, reminds all event promoters that permission must be obtained to use copyrighted musical works at Carnival and other events.

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Music and Carnival

The Caribbean region has produced some of the most unique and vibrant musical creations to which the entire world dances.

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Collective Management and Carnival

Rights holders such as authors, performers, composers and artists appoint an organization to act on their behalf to manage their rights.

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Photography and Carnival

Copyright is a property right which subsists in literary and artistic works that are original.

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Industrial Designs and Carnival

An Industrial Design is the ornamental aspect of a useful article. This ornamental aspect may be constituted by elements, which are three-dimensional (the shape of the article) or two-dimensional (lines, designs, patterns and colours) but must not be dictated solely or essentially by technical or functional considerations.

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Trademarks and Carnival

A sign or symbol which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one trader from those of other traders.

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Patents and Carnival

A patent is an exclusive right granted by the government to an individual for his/her invention. For one to attain a patent for their invention it must be new, not easily reproduced and it must work.

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