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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 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will also have discretion under the new law to reclassify specifications previously classified in accordance with the outdated system previously in place, after giving notice to the trade mark proprietor.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.