Basseterre, St.Kitts (November 19th 2016):- Former Deputy Clerk of the St.Kitts-Nevis National Assembly Attorney Jihan Williams has been elevated to the post of Registrar of Intellectual Property in the Federation. Ms. Williams who served as the Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly for some 6 years will now take over the coveted post formerly held by Attorney Claudette Jenkins.
Registrar Williams who also serves on the SKELEC Board of Directors, will have an increasingly important role of copyright law in the current knowledge economy and the numerous complex issues facing copyright owners as well as users of copyrighted materials. She will no doubt deal with the particular challenges of protecting authors’ intellectual-property interests in the online environment and achieving meaningful exceptions and limitations that serve the public interest in the 21st century.
Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds and intellect. The creator of innovative or artistic work is given exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.