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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 +

HSM IP Recognises Cayman's Trade Marks Law Anniversary

On August 1, it will have been one year since The Trade Marks Law, 2016 was implemented in the Cayman Islands.

This law has made it easier for businesses and brand owners to register their trade marks which may comprise of symbols, slogans, logos and other elements directly in the Cayman Islands. Previously all applications had to go through the United Kingdom or European Union before they could be extended to the Cayman Islands.

HSM IP, a specialist intellectually property law practice helped to orchestrate this revised law and is celebrating the anniversary by featuring its successes and some of the companies that have filed with them within that period.

From August 2017 to June 2018, HSM IP has remained the industry leader in Cayman and has acted as a registered agent in over 50% of all transactions according to Cayman’s Intellectual Property Gazette.

“We are passionate about protecting people’s innovations and are proud to have a wealth of intellectual property experience, particularly in the Caribbean,” shares HSM Managing Partner, Huw Moses OBE.

What People Are Saying

Local entrepreneur Jack Copper owns NeuralStudio, a technology company at the forefront of automated machine learning. He applied for a trade mark for his company in the Cayman Islands around the time this law was effected through HSM IP and knew the value it beheld since many companies were attempting to gain market presence.

“From the outset, it was absolutely critical that the brand which represents NeuralStudio’s best-of-breed technology be fully protected, both in the Cayman Islands, where we are based, as well as in global markets where most of our customers reside,” says Copper. “Having this protection helps to ensure that our clients are getting the correct, reputable service.”

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association has also shared how straightforward it was to register their logo with HSM IP as their registered agent.

“HSM IP made processing our trade marks quite effortless,” says Tiffany Ebanks, Executive Director. “There are numerous categories of trade marks and they made sure we were aware of the different options and guided us through the process, as well as made suggestions.”

Register Your Trade Mark

If you’re running a successful business and recognisable brand, chances are someone will be keen to copy your look or logo. Take that possibility away by protecting your brand identity. For more details on HSM IP’s services, visit our Intellectual Property page.

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