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 +

18/11/2016 | hsmoffice

Intellectual Property Caribbean Association’s Annual General Meeting

Huw Moses and Sophie Davies of HSM IP attended Intellectual Property Caribbean Association’s (IPCA) 2nd AGM held at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay on 12 November 2016.  Huw Moses chaired the meeting, which was well attended by 30 representatives from Read more +

18/11/2016 | hsmoffice

IP basics to the Caymanian Bar Association

Sophie Davies delivered a presentation focusing on IP basics to the Caymanian Bar Association on 27 October 2016.  The session was attended by PPC Students, Articled Clerks and Newly Qualified Lawyers (up to 3 years PQE) amongst others.

18/11/2016 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Presents at the Anti-Money Laundering / Compliance & Financial Crime Conference

Sophie Davies spoke on the “Unlikely Yet Lucrative Relationship between Money Laundering and Intellectual Property” at Global Compliance Solutions’ 12th Annual Anti-Money Laundering / Compliance & Financial Crime Conference held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Cayman Islands, on 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The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the Island’s outdated copyright law.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  It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and our own local legislation will be introduced subject to a suitable transition period.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.