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26/04/2022 | hsmoffice

World IP Day Celebrates Young Innovators

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 +

14/03/2022 | hsmoffice

WTR 1000 Recognises HSM IP and Huw Moses in 2022 Guide

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 +

28/02/2022 | hsmoffice

Major Evolution to the Landscape of IP Laws in Jamaica for 2022

Jamaica is set to become a part of the Madrid System. Pursuant to the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act, which took effect on 30 June 2021, Jamaica acceded into the Madrid system on 27 December 2021 and is now the 110th Read more +

13/08/2021 | hsmoffice

HSM IP Featured In Trademark Lawyer Magazine Top Rankings 2021

HSM IP is honoured to be in the Top 10 Trademark Firms in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2021/22 for the entire Caribbean region. This Top 10 ranking highlights HSM IP’s dedicated and continuous contributions to the world Read more +

World IP Day Celebrates Young Innovators

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 that allows salespeople to find peoples’ email addresses, even if those email addresses are not publicly available.

In recognition of World IP Day (26 April 2022) and their theme of young innovators, HSM IP had a discussion with George to find out more about him and how IP plays a role in his company.

Emailchaser.io was born out of a personal experience when George travelled to Cuba and his luggage went missing. The frontline staff were not helpful so he took matters into his own hands by tracking down the email of the airline’s CEO and emailed them for assistance. This worked to his favour and signified the importance of being in direct contact with the right person.

Their company name was inspired by its simplicity, need to chase an email? Use Emailchaser.io. Their logo is not something you would expect and that is what helps it stand out, it showcases a gorilla wearing sunglasses with wings on its back and a halo above its head.

George is a true entrepreneur with several other companies under his portfolio, including George’s Watersports and an activity website: https://www.thingstodocayman.net/. In fact, this website is what opened George to the digital and software realm, which helped him to create Emailchaser.io.

Cayman’s legal landscape supports creators and pursuant to the Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015 and the Copyright (Cayman Islands) (Amendment) Order 2016 which came into force on 30 June 2016, copyright subsists automatically in all Protected Works authored by a qualifying person. Qualifying persons are:

  • Caymanians as defined in Section 2 of the Immigration Law (2013 Revision); or
  • Individuals domiciled or resident in the Cayman Islands; or
  • Bodys incorporated or registered under the laws of the Cayman Islands.

For a full breakdown of this law and what constitutes as Protected Works, click here.

Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, HSM IP was a regular presenter of INTA’s Unreal Campaign and looks forward to reoffering. This campaign is a consumer awareness programme aimed at educating teenagers about the importance of trade marks, intellectual property and the dangers of counterfeit products.

If you are interested in protecting your creative works and the options available to you, including patent or trade mark protection, please email us at ip@hsmoffice.com.