29/06/2020 | hsmoffice

New Trinidad & Tobago Trade Marks Law Implemented 25 June 2020

The long-awaited Trade Marks Act, No. 8 of 2015, (‘the New Act’) and accompanying Trade Marks Regulations, 2020, (‘the Regulations’) came into effect in Trinidad and Tobago on 25 June 2020. The Act was originally passed in June 2015, but Read more +

29/05/2020 | hsmoffice

Caribbean and Latin American IP Filings on the Rise Again amid COVID-19

With many Intellectual Property (IP) media sources citing a reduction in the number of IP filings since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, HSM IP is pleased to report that in May 2020 we saw a rise Read more +

30/04/2020 | hsmoffice

CIIPO Operations COVID-19 Update and Annual Fee Extension

The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) is working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis and as a way to assist brand owners, has extended the deadline for the payment of 2020 annual fees for IP rights to 30 June 2020 Read more +

26/04/2020 | hsmoffice

HSM IP’s Green Plea for World Intellectual Property Day 2020

Sunday, 26 April 2020 marks the 20th World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, with the theme this year being “Innovate for a Green Future”.   Every IP practitioner will, at one time or another, experience the administrative burden of preparing, executing, Read more +

Chambers and Partners Recommends HSM IP

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 handle Intellectual Property (IP) registrations, filings and infringement matters across the Caribbean.

Citing the Chambers website, they refer to HSM IP as a firm that is a “compact, IP-focused practice advising on regional portfolio management from its base in the Cayman Islands. Primarily assists with trade mark filings, prosecutions and renewals. Also regularly advises on region-wide brand protection strategies, and is highly experienced at overseeing revocation and opposition proceedings. Especially notable for its experience concerning contentious trade mark issues arising in Cuba.”

According to commentators, the team’s key personnel are “extremely responsive” and “very knowledgeable”. One interviewee described HSM IP as “a go-to resource: they provide quick, clear advice, and I consider them the first port of call if I have questions about IP in the English-speaking Caribbean.”

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