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21/07/2017 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Highlights New Trade Marks and Design Laws

HSM IP’s Attorney Sophie Davies delivered a presentation on the implications of the new Trade Marks and Design Laws that will become effective in the Cayman Islands on 1 August 2017 at the Chamber of Commerce on 19 July 2017.  Read more +

08/06/2017 | hsmoffice

WTR’s Tim Lince interviews HSM IP’s Sophie Davies on the new Cayman Islands Trade Marks Law

Read the Interview HERE.  

31/05/2017 | hsmoffice

NEW Cayman Islands Trade Marks and Designs Laws will become Effective on 1 August 2017

The Trade Marks Law, 2016, the Design Rights Registration Law, 2016 and the Patents and Trade Marks (Amendment) Law, 2016, which were passed late 2016, will be implemented in the Cayman Islands on 1 August 2017. What is the impact Read more +

10/05/2017 | hsmoffice

HSM IP ATTENDS INTA’s 2017 ANNUAL MEETING IN BARCELONA

The Team from HSM IP attended INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain from 21 – 24 May as Exhibitors at Stand #B11 in the Exhibition Hall. Managing Partner, Huw St. J. Moses, OBE was accompanied by Attorney, Sophie Davies, Read more +

A New Trade Mark Law in the British Virgin Islands

A new Trade Marks Act is scheduled to come into effect in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 1 September 2015, ending the current dual filing system currently in place for trade marks.  It will therefore no longer be possible to register marks in the BVI on the basis of an existing UK registration.  Under the new law there will be provision for the registration of service marks and specifications drafted in accordance with the latest version of the Nice Classification will be accepted by the Registry.  The Registrar will also have discretion under the new law to reclassify specifications previously classified in accordance with the outdated system previously in place, after giving notice to the trade mark proprietor.  However, at this stage it is difficult to predict to what extent this discretion will be exercised.  Other changes include the shortening of the 14 year renewal period to 10 years, and the introduction of Paris Convention priority being accepted.