03/09/2018 | hsmoffice

INTA in Seattle: Rum Cake Winner

The winner of the HSM IP Draw for a large Tortuga Rum Cake held during INTA 2018 in Seattle, Washington was Mr. Max Vern, an attorney with Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, New York, USA. Don’t forget to visit the HSM Read more +

28/08/2018 | hsmoffice

Successful Trade Mark Protection Case for John Deere

Deere & Company has successfully affirmed its ownership of the John Deere trade mark in a judgment handed down in May 2018 by Cuba’s Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial (‘OCPI’). Deere was represented by the HSM Intellectual Property team. Read more +

09/08/2018 | hsmoffice

Cayman Trade Mark Spotlight: CITA

Sophie Davies, a Senior Associate at HSM IP reached out to Tiffany Ebanks, Executive Director at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) to get her feedback on trade marks and the registration process. This month on August 1 2018, it Read more +

03/08/2018 | hsmoffice

Cayman Trade Mark Spotlight: NeuralStudio

Sophie Davies, a Senior Associate at HSM IP reached out to Jack Copper, Managing Director at NeuralStudio to get his feedback on trade marks and the registration process. NeuralStudio is a technology company at the forefront of automated machine learning. 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The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the Island’s outdated copyright law.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  It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and our own local legislation will be introduced subject to a suitable transition period.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.