10/05/2017 | hsmoffice


Join HSM IP at INTA in Barcelona, Spain from 21 – 24 May at stand #B11 in the Exhibition Hall.  We would love to meet you and update you on exciting legislative developments in the Caribbean, answer your questions about Read more +

26/04/2017 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Participates in World Intellectual Property Day

HSM IP’s Attorney Sophie Davies participated in World Intellectual Property Day celebrations on Wednesday April 26, 2017. Ms. Davies joined in a public forum in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office. She answered questions from members of the Read more +

03/04/2017 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Presents INTA’s Unreal Campaign to JGHS Students

HSM IP’s Attorney Sophie Davies and Head IP Paralegal Natasha Whitelocke presented the International Trademark Association’s (“INTA”) Unreal Campaign to a group of students at John Gray High School at a morning assembly held on Monday, 3 April 2017. The Read more +

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 +

A New Trade Mark Law in Trinidad & Tobago is in the works


A new Trade Marks Law is hoped to come into effect in Trinidad & Tobago was assented to in June 2015, but it is unclear when it will be implemented. Trinidad’s current trade marks law is already well developed, but the new law makes further welcomed modernisations.

In particular, once the new law is implemented, Trinidad will become one of the few Caribbean countries to accede to the Madrid Protocol and consequently it will be possible to designate Trinidad as part of an International Registration or base an International Registration on a Trinidad base application/registration.

Other changes include: further rights and remedies for the owners of well-known trade marks; a longer non-use period (the current period of 3 years from registration will be increased to 5 years from registration); associated trade marks will be no more; collective trade marks will be introduced; and specifications will be examined in accordance with the latest version of the Nice Classification.