Avid collectors of Jamaican memorabilia who are interested in securing authentic Jamaica 50 merchandise can shop with confidence at the Jamaica 50 Golden Jubilee Village that will be held at Independence Park from August 1 to 6. Licensees will be in the village over the six days offering the full range of licensed merchandise including apparel, novelties and collectable items, bags, speciality chocolate and the Pins of Pride.
The instantly recognisable trademark with the words Jamaica 50 a nation on a mission and bearing the national symbol, the Swallowtail Hummingbird in ascendancy, has been registered with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office, and carries the TM mark, showing that it is a legally recognised designation.
The Jamaica 50 designation has been trademarked in Jamaica, 27 other countries and counting.
Merchandise being sold in Jamaica, and internationally, purporting to be official Jamaica 50 merchandise is being keenly monitored by officials of the Ministry of Youth and Culture through the Jamaica 50 Secretariat to ensure that the public is protected from bogus goods and that the rights of licensees are protected.
Products that use the Jamaica 50 trademark and events that have not been licensed to use the logo are counterfeit and manufacturers and vendors considered to be pirating the trademark. Action will be taken to remove those products from marketplaces and legal options for redress pursued.
The Jamaica 50 website Jamaica50.com carries the list of authorised manufacturers of Jamaica 50 merchandise and also retail outlets. Members of the public are urged to contact email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone 978-7654 to report suspected piracy.