Britten Yosef has been appointed again as the Chief Registrar of the Trademarks, Patents and Designs of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) under the Ministry of Trades, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business.
Yosef was previously appointed as the Registrar in 2016. Upon taking up office, Yosef has helped to shape the brand of the entity.
He will be occupying the position for another three years.
Yosef received his new appointment letter from the Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Trades, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business, Roy Mickey Joy.
He was chosen out of a four interviewed applicants, said the DG.
Vanuatu, as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) established its IPO in 2012 after the parliament passed laws covering patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, geographical indications and circuit layouts.
IPO is committed to administering these international laws in trade and related rights and geographical indication of source.
Despite that it’s new with limited staff, Vanuatu’s IPO has been leading the pacific with its achievements so far such as passing laws in parliament.
DG Joy was involved in the negotiations to establish IPO.