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Kate Cleary (HSM IP Paralegal) attended the International Property Caribbean Association (IPCA) 2022 Annual General Meeting on 19 November in Miami, Florida. It was great connect with other IP practitioners across the Caribbean. IPCA exists to promote IP rights in Read more +
HSM IP is proud to be ranked in the 2022 edition of IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (IP). This marks the third year in a row that the firm has received this recognition. Managing IP is a leading specialist Read more +
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 +
A New Trade Mark Law in the British Virgin Islands
A new Trade Marks Act is scheduled to come into effect in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 1 September 2015, ending the current dual filing system currently in place for trade marks. It will therefore no longer be possible to register marks in the BVI on the basis of an existing UK registration. Under the new law there will be provision for the registration of service marks and specifications drafted in accordance with the latest version of the Nice Classification will be accepted by the Registry. The Registrar will also have discretion under the new law to reclassify specifications previously classified in accordance with the outdated system previously in place, after giving notice to the trade mark proprietor. However, at this stage it is difficult to predict to what extent this discretion will be exercised. Other changes include the shortening of the 14 year renewal period to 10 years, and the introduction of Paris Convention priority being accepted.