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10/05/2017 | hsmoffice

VISIT HSM IP AT STAND #B11 AT INTA’S 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

Join HSM IP at INTA in Barcelona, Spain from 21 – 24 May at stand #B11 in the Exhibition Hall.  We would love to meet you and update you on exciting legislative developments in the Caribbean, answer your questions about Read more +

26/04/2017 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Participates in World Intellectual Property Day

HSM IP’s Attorney Sophie Davies participated in World Intellectual Property Day celebrations on Wednesday April 26, 2017. Ms. Davies joined in a public forum in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office. She answered questions from members of the Read more +

03/04/2017 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Presents INTA’s Unreal Campaign to JGHS Students

HSM IP’s Attorney Sophie Davies and Head IP Paralegal Natasha Whitelocke presented the International Trademark Association’s (“INTA”) Unreal Campaign to a group of students at John Gray High School at a morning assembly held on Monday, 3 April 2017. The Read more +

12/12/2016 | hsmoffice

Cayman passes its first Design Rights Registration Law and amends its Patents and Trade Marks Law 2011

On 16 November 2016, the Cayman Islands Government passed two IP laws: (1) The Design Rights Registration Law, 2016 and (2) The Patents and Trade Marks (Amendment) Law, 2016.  Copies of the laws were published with Gazette No. 25 dated Read more +

A new copyright law in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the Island’s outdated copyright law.  The first step of the modernization process was completed in March 2015, when the Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015 was passed.  It is hoped that the Order will be implemented in the next 3 to 5 months after a public education campaign has been completed.  The Order revokes the extension of the UK’s 1956 Copyright Act to the Cayman Islands, and as a temporary measure, extends the UK’s 1988 Act to the Cayman Islands subject to certain changes which were incorporated to make it work from a local perspective.  It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and our own local legislation will be introduced subject to a suitable transition period.  The new law will ensure that Cayman is able to offer locals and international businesses alike the level of copyright protection expected on the international arena.