Intellectual Property Division (IPD)

by | Jul 23, 2017 |

Intellectual Property Division is operating under the Business Regulatory Center and responsible for providing services in accordance to the Registration of United Kingdom Trademark Ordinance (Cap 88), the Registration of United Kingdom Patent Ordinance (Cap 87), the United Kingdom Designs Protection (Cap 99) and the Kiribati Copyright Act 2018. Intellectual Property (IP) arises to accommodate the KV20, KPA 2 and the National Intellectual Property Strategy with an aims to pursue development of our economy through protection of original works which will further incentive the growth of our creative cultural industries. Intellectual property law consists of;

  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Industrial design
  • Patent
  • Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

Why IP Protection Matters?

  • to provide incentive towards various creative endeavors of the mind by offering protections;
  • to give such creators official recognition;
  • To facilitate the growth of both domestic industry or culture, and International trade, through the treaties offering multi-lateral protection.

Key Functions and Roles

  • Registration of new Trademarks and Patents
  • Registration of Renewal, Change of Name or Address for Trademarks and Patents
  • Providing advice in relation to Intellectual Property matters
  • Implementation and Review of all outdated Intellectual Property Law.

Intellectual Property Staff

Senior Intellectual Property Officer: Mrs Tautongo Kaiteie (

Intellectual Property Officer: Mrs Tebaibure Tiemti (

Copyright Officer: Mrs Teeao Tira (

Assistant Intellectual Property Officer: Mrs Benateta Tiotaake (

Assistant Copyright Officer: Mss Bunataa Tekena (

Reliever for Assistant Intellectual Property Officer: Mrs Aritaake Irata (


Mrs Tebaibure Tiemti

Mrs Tebaibure Tiemti

Intellectual Property Officer

Mrs Teao Tira

Mrs Teao Tira

Copyright Officer

Bunataa Tekena

Bunataa Tekena

Assistant Copyright Officer

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