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Our firm is thrilled to have made our debut on Chambers and Partners in their new Global (Caribbean-Wide) Intellectual Property 2020 Guide. HSM IP is listed in their top tier, band 1 ranking. This recognition highlights our ability to successfully Read more +
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 +
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 +
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 +
A New Trade Mark Law in Trinidad & Tobago is in the works
UPDATE: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
A new Trade Marks Law is hoped to come into effect in Trinidad & Tobago was assented to in June 2015, but it is unclear when it will be implemented. Trinidad’s current trade marks law is already well developed, but the new law makes further welcomed modernisations.
In particular, once the new law is implemented, Trinidad will become one of the few Caribbean countries to accede to the Madrid Protocol and consequently it will be possible to designate Trinidad as part of an International Registration or base an International Registration on a Trinidad base application/registration.
Other changes include: further rights and remedies for the owners of well-known trade marks; a longer non-use period (the current period of 3 years from registration will be increased to 5 years from registration); associated trade marks will be no more; collective trade marks will be introduced; and specifications will be examined in accordance with the latest version of the Nice Classification.