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As Intellectual Property (IP) specialists in the Caribbean, HSM IP is thrilled to hear that the Bermuda Government is making efforts to update its intellectual property laws. Vance Campbell (Minister for Bermuda Tourism and the Cabinet Office) recently shared in Read more +
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 +
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.