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19/04/2024 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Contributes Cayman Trade Mark Chapter in ICLG 2024

HSM IP has once again contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Trade Marks. Click here to read our Cayman Islands 2023 Trade Mark chapter by Huw Moses, Mrinali Menon and Kate Cleary. This guide is now in Read more +

22/03/2024 | hsmoffice

IP Reform Enactment Imminent for Bermuda

As reported by HSM IP, Intellectual Property (IP) reform is in the pipeline in Bermuda, with the Government of Bermuda’s Registry General sharing recently that the enactment of its updated Trade Marks Law is anticipated later in 2024. The Registry Read more +

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 +

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will also have discretion under the new law to reclassify specifications previously classified in accordance with the outdated system previously in place, after giving notice to the trade mark proprietor.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.