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The HSM IP Team will be attending the 140th International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Annual Meeting, which this year is being held in Seattle, Washington, USA, from 19-23 May, 2018. We will again have our stand #138 in the Exhibition Hall Read more +
Click here to read HSM IP’s Cayman Islands contribution to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2018 and find out all you need to know about trade marks in the Cayman Islands!
On 22 November 2017, Kenyah Pinnock and Lisa Chin-Forde of HSM IP Ltd. presented INTA’s Unreal Campaign to a class of twenty Creative Media and Business students aged 15 and 16 year at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (“CIFEC”). Read more +
HSM IP to attend Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual’s meeting in Panama in November 2017
Jennifer Cotarelo-Choice, a Paralegal at HSM IP, will attend Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual’s (“ASIPI”) meeting in Panama from Sunday, 26 November 2017 to Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Jennifer is looking forward to catching up with existing clients and 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will also have discretion under the new law to reclassify specifications previously classified in accordance with the outdated system previously in place, after giving notice to the trade mark proprietor.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.