Cayman Islands IP law revision
As part of a suite of legislation aimed generally at facilitating the diversification of the local economy from its current reliance on financial services and tourism, the Cayman Islands has enacted the Patents and Trade Marks Law 2011. This new law repealed the Patents and Trade Marks Law (2010 revision) and is the first phase in the review and updating of the main statutory underpinning of intellectual property law in the Islands.
Significant defects in the old law included the fact that it did not allow for: renewal of patents; abandonment of patents and trademarks; or strike-off of patents and trademarks for non-payment of fees. The old law also allowed any person, regardless of location, qualification or experience, to act as a patent and trademark agent. These matters have all been addressed in the new law…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Mourant Ozannes briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Mourant Ozannes
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Mourant Ozannes
Guernsey was the first jurisdiction to introduce the concept of a protected cell company but the Companies Law has effectively modernised it.
Top tips for dealing with a JFSC on-site examination; guidance on investment business on-site examinations and an important decision of the Royal Court concerning the information a party subject to regulatory action should be provided with.