HSM IP LTD
The HSM Group (which includes HSM Chambers, HSM Corporate Services and HSM IP) are supporters of Cayman Enterprise City’s Business Design Competition. This year’s Project of the Year winner is 25-year-old George Wauchope of Emailchaser.io, a website and sales tool Read more +
World Trade Mark Review (WTR) 1000 has once again recognised HSM IP in their WTR 1000 2022 guide. This is the fifth year in a row that we have been recommended by WTR 1000. HSM IP is honoured to receive Read more +
Jamaica is set to become a part of the Madrid System. Pursuant to the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act, which took effect on 30 June 2021, Jamaica acceded into the Madrid system on 27 December 2021 and is now the 110th Read more +
HSM IP is honoured to be in the Top 10 Trademark Firms in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2021/22 for the entire Caribbean region. This Top 10 ranking highlights HSM IP’s dedicated and continuous contributions to the world 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The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the Island’s outdated copyright law.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 It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and our own local legislation will be introduced subject to a suitable transition period.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.