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07/02/2024 | hsmoffice

WTR 1000 Recognises HSM IP and Huw Moses in 2024 Guide

World Trade Mark Review (WTR) has recognised HSM IP and Huw Moses in their latest guide: WTR 1000 2024 (Pan-Caribbean). This is the seventh year in a row that HSM IP has been recommended by WTR 1000. HSM IP is Read more +

11/12/2023 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Presents INTA Unreal Campaign to CIFEC Students

HSM IP was pleased to present the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Unreal Campaign to over 25 students at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) on 8 December 2023. HSM IP’s Mrinali Menon (Senior IP Manager) and Shirly Ramirez (IP Read more +

01/12/2023 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Welcomes Senior Intellectual Property Manager

Mrinali Menon​ has joined HSM IP in the Cayman Islands as their new Senior Intellectual Property (IP) Manager. Overseeing a team of 10 IP specialists, Mrinali has over eight years of global legal experience, having worked in the United States (New Read more +

30/09/2023 | hsmoffice

Jamaica’s Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules, 2022, Now in Effect

The introduction on 30 September 2023 of the new Jamaican Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules, 2022, Resolution (also referred to as Jamaica’s Trade Marks Act) represents a significant milestone in the country’s intellectual property (IP) landscape and enhances their IP regime. 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The Cayman Islands government has committed to the modernization of the Island’s outdated copyright law.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  It is hoped that in late 2015 / early 2016 the amended 1988 Act will be repealed in Cayman and our own local legislation will be introduced subject to a suitable transition period.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.