The government last week partnered with a Caribbean agency to host a two-day work workshop on how small and medium-sized businesses can protect their intellectual property.
The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) partnered from June 20-21 in an effort to further build national capacity within both the public and private sectors.
The workshop was addressed by Bishop Gregory Collie, BAIC's chairman, who told attendees the event was in keeping with BAIC's mandate of growing, partnering and empowering Bahamian businesses.
Topics covered included brand development and the strategic use of intellectual property rights; the practical application of key lessons learnt; and an overview of the intellectual property rights framework in The Bahamas.
Erica Smith, a consultant and facilitator, is pictured during her presentation. Photos: Patrick Hanna/BIS