Publications

IPR as a Tool for Knowledge Transfer and Value Creation in Dominican Republic

There is a need to analyse IPR & KT regimes in the Caribbean countries with a view to identify bottlenecks, loopholes and areas of improvement. In this sense, IPICA has developed different activities in the last 3 years, part of them focused on the analysis of the IP and KT frameworks of the Caribbean region. This study is based in the National Intellectual Property Strategy of Dominican Republic 2012.
 

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Dominican Republic

Barriers in the knowledge transfer chain & research to market process in the Caribbean

This report identifies potential loopholes and main barriers in the knowledge-transfer process of selected Caribbean Countries (Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad&Tobago). After outlining the importance as well as potential barriers of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation for economic development in general, the competitiveness and entrepreneurship activities of the selected countries are analyzed. A special focus is dedicated on Spin-Offs as an approach to foster Knowledge Transfer, to which specific measure are introduced. 

Encouraging IPR & KT Good Practices in the Caribbean Region

IPICA has developed different activities in the last 3 years, part of them focused on the analysis of the IP and KT frameworks of the Caribbean region. The IPICA consortium collected feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, and this Policy White Paper “Encouraging IPR & KT Good Practices in the Caribbean Region” aims at presenting our recommendations for improvement and harmonisation of IPR & KT regimes and management practices in Caribbean partner countries. 

Evidences of the effect of intellectual capital on the performance of firms of the Dominican Republic

This paper presents the main findings of the first exploratory study on intellectual capital in firms of the Dominican Republic, covering both manufacturing and services firms. The aim of the study was to identify factors related to intellectual capital that could explain business and innovation performance in firms. 

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Dominican Republic

National Intellectual Property Strategy of Dominican Republic 2012

The National Strategy evaluates and analyses the National Intellectual Property in the Dominican Republic with the aim of integrating IP in public bodies, as well as in the National development plans and strategies in the country. It seeks to improve competitiveness, productivity, innovation and economic and social development by stimulating a culture of the effective use of Intellectual Property.

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Dominican Republic

IPR & KT Management Practices in Caribbean Higher Education & Research Organisations

With the main objective of determining the knowledge base of the Higher Education Institutions and Research Organizations in the Caribbean Countries, in order to obtain a better understanding of Intellectual Property Rights & Knowledge Transfer regulations and policies being currently practiced, one of the first activities of the IPICA project was conducting a benchmarking study. The exercise covered sixteen Higher Education Institutions and seven seven Research Organizations from Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

Integrating Intellectual Property into Innovation Policy Formulation in Jamaica

Historically, IP issues have not always formed a central consideration in innovation policy making. This report reviews IP in the Jamaica innovation system, determining gaps and challenges through in-depth discussions with stakeholders, offers country-specific recommendations for more effectively using the IP system to strengthen the national innovation system.

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Jamaica

Integrating Intellectual Property into Innovation Policy Formulation in Trinidad and Tobago

Historically, IP issues have not always formed a central consideration in innovation policy making. This report reviews IP in the T&T innovation system, determining gaps and challenges through in-depth discussions with stakeholders, offers country-specific recommendations for more effectively using the IP system to strengthen the national innovation system.
 

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Trinidad and Tobago

The WIPO Journal: Analysis of Intellectual Property Issues

International Intellectual Property Law and Policy: Can the Caribbean Region Capitalize on Current Global Developmental Trends in Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Policies? (pag. 239)
Abiola Inniss

IPICA Factsheet

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the ACP Secretariat and the European Union.

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