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31/10/2019 | hsmoffice

The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) Continues at an Active Pace

Since the implementation of the Cayman Islands Trade Marks Law 2016 on 1 August 2017, more than 1,000 trade mark applications have been filed under the new regime. Impressively, the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) has already approved or Read more +

17/10/2019 | hsmoffice

Managing IP (IP STARS) Names Sophie Peat as a Rising Star

HSM’s Senior IP Associate, Sophie Peat, has been recognised as a Rising Star for the Cayman Islands (Caribbean) in the 2019/20 edition of IP Stars – Rising Stars. This special recognition by Managing Intellectual Property (IP) recognises the top practitioners Read more +

03/10/2019 | hsmoffice

INTA Bulletin: Cayman Islands – New Data Protection Law Comes into Effect

Sophie Peat (HSM’s Senior Intellectual Property Associate) shares details on Cayman’s Data Protection Law with International Trademark Association (INTA). The Data Protection Law, 2017 (the Law) came into force in the Cayman Islands on September 30, 2019. The Law fills Read more +

10/05/2019 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Contributes to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2019

Click here to read HSM IP’s Cayman Islands 2019 Trade Mark Guide and find out all you need to know about trade marks in the Cayman Islands! The International Legal Comparative Guide (ICLG) to Trade Marks is now in its eighth Read more +

A new copyright law in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the Island’s outdated copyright law.  The first step of the modernization process was completed in March 2015, when the Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015 was passed.  It is hoped that the Order will be implemented in the next 3 to 5 months after a public education campaign has been completed.  The Order revokes the extension of the UK’s 1956 Copyright Act to the Cayman Islands, and as a temporary measure, extends the UK’s 1988 Act to the Cayman Islands subject to certain changes which were incorporated to make it work from a local perspective.  It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and our own local legislation will be introduced subject to a suitable transition period.  The new law will ensure that Cayman is able to offer locals and international businesses alike the level of copyright protection expected on the international arena.