LILYCLAIRE BELLAMY: I BELIEVE GOD CREATED US
Journalists of the Eurasian Women’s Community interviewed the scientists and experts from different countries within the framework of the international conference Intellectual Property in the new Technological Order. Many of them mentioned that there are more and more women in this sphere nowadays. Lilyclaire Bellamy, Executive Director of Jamaica Intellectual Property Office.
Our interlocutress said that 22 out of 27 employees under her command are women. That shows the importance of women in development of the intellectual property institution. At the same time, Lilyclaire Bellamy mentioned that there are men too in this sphere of activities in Jamaica.
According to our interlocutress, the intellectual property is part and parcel of modern world. Clothes, footwear, jewelry we wear, food we eat, and furniture we use are the result of creative work. We look at trademark, brand or author’s name while buying this or that product because everything we buy is a result of someone’s creative work. “Everything we do during the daytime is somehow connected with intellectual property”, explains Lilyclaire.
She said that there were many cases when children created trademarks or innovative materials. “Of course, a child can’t patent an invention. Nevertheless, his parents can do it for them. Speaking of music, literature, and other arts: there are many young authors in this sphere. Therefore, there are no age limits and I consider it the right thing. You can create something useful at any age”.
A lot of attention was paid to an issue of possibility of machines to become rightholders. Our journalists asked Lilyclaire bellamy about it. “From my point of view, the machine can’t invent something that is not programmed in it. A human is involved into everything the machine invents. I believe God created us. He endowed us with wisdom, intellect, and many other qualities, which we strive to put into machine. The machine has an advantage – it can process large amount of information quickly. Moreover, a human can forget something and a robot remembers everything put into it. I think all rights for intellectual property belong to humans because they put information into robots”.
At the conclusion, we asked our interlocutress to give advice to all women of the world. “Always remember that you are a human. Don’t think of sex as burden. You have many possibilities to realise your potential so use them!”
Nikolay Boykov, Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Yan Zarubin