Joanne E. Wood Rattray
Joanne Wood’s practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Law, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) and related matters.
Joanne advises national and international clients on large transactions with the significant IP components on and taking steps with respect to: the registration and protecting of trade marks, patents, copyright and confidential information; availability searches, assignments and all commercial dealings with trade marks, patents, copyright and confidential information; opposition proceedings, claims for passing-off and infringement; confidentiality agreements, licensing, distribution, franchising agreements and related arrangements; publication and royalty agreements and related claims; registering domain names, domain name disputes, issues relating to the on-line use of marks and other proprietary information; information technology including protection of computer software, access and control of digital information, privacy issues, data protection, internet access and usage, electronic commerce; corporate and commercial issues.
A partner of our firm since 1995, Joanne is ‘one of the Caribbean’s most respected trademark experts’, and has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in independent publication, World trade Mark Review (WTR1000), the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals.
Joanne is currently a member of the board of the Creative Production and Training Centre Limited (CPTC), and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and is the firm’s designee to the International Trademark Association (INTA). Joanne served on the Online Use Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee for the 2012 – 2013 committee term as the leader of the Online Use working group.
‘The skill with which Jamaican player DunnCox handles complex commercial matters translates seamlessly into the IP sphere, resulting in brand-related advice that is framed within the context of, and geared towards the achievement of, the client’s business goals.’ – World Trade Mark Review 2016
Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School 1985
LL.B., University of the West Indies 1983
Corporate and Commercial Law, specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) and related matters.