Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
15. Please describe any new initiatives that are planned to improve the enforcement of intellectual property rights in your country. Is there a particular action plan in place?
The Government had requested technical assistance from the Commonwealth in the form of a long term consultant to provide on the job training to the staff of the Registrar division. He took office in early 2016 and since then, has provided training to the staff in order to be able to better implement the Industrial Property Act 2014. The Government is currently planning on continuing its initiative from last year of organising workshops for relevant institutions in order to increase their understanding of the TRIPS Agreement and IP in general. Workshops for the private sector will also be organised to ensure that they are aware of their rights and obligations. The Government is also in the process of reviewing the Copyright Act 2014 and the Industrial Property Act 2014 and their respective legislations with the aim of identifying any implementation issues.