November 11, 2019

Cayman: US Government coordinates IP training through CIIPO

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The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) worked with United States Government enforcement agencies to stage regional intellectual property (IP) training in the Cayman Islands. CIIPO, which falls under the remit of the Ministry of Financial Services, coordinated the enforcement training through the Homeland Security Investigations division. The sessions, which took place 23-26 July on […]

Cayman Islands: Trade marks enjoy year of growth

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The modernised legal framework for intellectual property (IP) in the Cayman Islands features a new Trade Marks Law that has facilitated a year-long surge in local registrations for company brands. ‘Direct trade marks registration has been strong’, said Candace Westby, Head of Intellectual Property for the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO). ‘Under the previous […]

Fact sheet re the Cayman Islands Trade Mark Law

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 The Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO) was established in May 2016 and falls under the remit of the Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs.  The Trade Mark Law came into effect on 1 August 2017 – the law allows brand owners to locally register their symbols, slogans and other elements directly […]

Artists discuss intellectual property at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

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Artists and creative practitioners met at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Monday, 17 July 2017 to discuss Intellectual Property (IP) with Trade Mark Examiner, Candace Westby from the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO). The event was held as part of the National Gallery’s, The Business of Art initiative, which began with […]

Designing design right protection in the Cayman Islands

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From IPCOPY Background Design registration will go live in the Cayman Islands on 1st of August this year and here is how it all started. Just a few days before the INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando in 2016 our friend in the Cayman Islands, Abraham Thoppil, partner at Maples and Calder, contacted me to ask […]

Cayman Islands CIIPO celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

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*Representatives from CIIPO (the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office) were scheduled to be at Camana Bay on Wednesday, 26 April, from noon until 7pm for World Intellectual Property Day – and this year, Cayman has very strong reasons to celebrate it.* ‘Three updated laws – trade marks, patents, and design rights – will be enacted […]

Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office set for leadership conference

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Representatives from CIIPO (the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office)<http://www.ciipo.gov.ky/> will attend the invitation-only International Trade mark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting on 15-18 November in Hollywood, Florida. The meeting will feature more than 1,200 intellectual property (IP) experts from international law firms and IP offices. CIIPO’s Donnell Dixon and Candace Westby will join discussions on current […]

Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office stages enforcement training for Copyright Law

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CIIPO (the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office) recently staged training sessions with three Government agencies regarding the enforcement of The Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015. Staff members from Customs, the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) were educated on their powers under the law, which came into […]