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Our Goal

 

Our primary goal at Intellect Management Services Incorporated is to provide the best advisory services in all aspects of the creative, entertainment, technology and retail sectors through design solutions specifically tailored to the needs of our clients.

Our Business

 

We have worked with a variety of entities including business support and international organisations; small and medium sized companies in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. Our experience includes the provision of traning, research and assistance with strategy implementation.

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Dr. Erica Smith

Executive Director

Intellect Management Services Inc.
Email:

info@i-manageintellect.com

Skype:

ericakarinna

EXPERIENCE
 
2021

Commissioned by the Caribbean Development Bank

Development of a Training Manual and Facilitation of Training in Appraising Creative Sector Projects

2021

Commissioned by the TEECA programme – OECS Secretariat and the Martinique Chamber of Commerce

Consultancy to conduct a market opportunity study for SMEs from the Fashion Sector under the Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) Programme

2021

Commissioned by the TEECA programme – OECS Secretariat and the Martinique Chamber of Commerce

Consultancy to conduct a market opportunity study for SMEs from the Music Sector under the Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) Programme

2021

Commission by ExporTT

British Virgin Islands (BVI) Market Research (Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sectors and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Sector)

2020/2021

Jamaica Intellectual Property Office

Consultancy Services for Intellectual Property Capacity Building which is a component of the project, Support to Jamaica Intellectual Property Office for Strengthening the Intellectual Property Ecosystem to Increase Innovation, Competitiveness and Growth in Jamaica.

Sept - Dec 2019

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Development of a Code of Practice and an Intellectual Property Policy for the Protection, Use and Commercialisation of the Data from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Lidar Programme

2019

Guyana

Sub-contracted as IP and Creative Industries Expert. National Intellectual Property Policy & Strategy for Guyana. Commissioned by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. Ongoing

2019

Dominica

Consultancy to provide expert advice/study on the feasibility of the Kalinago Craft as an Origin Linked Product (OLP). Commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency

2018-2019

Caribbean

Regional Workshop Series on the Importance of IP in Branding. Commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency

2018

Caribbean

Building Commercial Capabilities for the Fashion and Design Industry. Training programme commissioned by the Caribbean Regional Entrepreneurial Asset Commercialisation Hub, a project of the IDB.

2017-2018

Caribbean

Consultancy Services for a Feasibility Study and Action Plan for the Digitalisation of Caribbean Music and Capacity Building Initiative.

EDUCATION
 
2020-2021

Master in Intellectual Property Law & Management

Center for International Intellectual Property Studies - CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, France

Core intellectual property management issues including strategy development and valuation; digitisation and the protection of digital business models.

2019

PhD (Popular Music Studies)

University of Agder, Norway

Dissertation topic: Collective Management Organisations (CMOs), Digital Disruption and Small Developing Economies: The Case of the Caribbean Music Industry 2019

2007-2008

LL.M International Sports Law & Management

Instituto de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), Spain

2001-2004

LLB (hons)

University of London, England

1997-1998

LL.M Intellectual Property Law

University of Alicante, Spain

1996-1997

MSc. International Business

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

1993-1996

BSc. Management Studies

University of the West Indies, Barbados

SKILLS
 

Creative Industries Strategy and Development

Substantial experience working in various sectors of the creative industries including: music, literary arts, fashion and software.

International Sports Law & Management

The management and licensing of sports rights including image and personality rights; the management of sports organisations and a firm understanding of issues such as doping in sports and the functioning of international federations.

International Property Rights Management

Erica has for many years worked in the management of copyright in addition to trademarks, designs and geographical indications.

Merchandising, Branding and Sponsorship Strategies

The application of trade mark and copyright, licensing strategies in branding, character merchandising in the entertainment industries.

CLIENTS
 
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Fashion and Design

"Under the IDB-funded Regional Entrepreneurial Asset Commercialisation Hub (REACH) project, Erica and her team delivered a regional training programme for fashion designers. Participants provided excellent reviews on the content and quality of the programme delivered by the subject matter experts."

Tene Reece, REACH Project Manager