United Kingdom: New Trademark Laws in the Cayman Islands Effective August 1, 2017

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United Kingdom: New Trademark Laws in the Cayman Islands Effective August 1, 2017

The current law provided only for the registration of trademarks previously registered in the UK, as a European Union Trademark, or as an International Registration designating UK, which results in the extension of identical rights in Cayman with no provision for opposition. The new trademark law will make it possible for trademark proprietors to file for trademark protection without the need to re-register a UK or EUTM registration in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman trademark registrations based on UK/EU trademark registrations will continue to have effect until the next renewal/expiry date and will fall due for renewal on the same date as the underlying UK/EU trademark.

Future trademark renewals can be made independently. The renewal period of marks filed under the new law will be 10 years from the date of filing.

Source:  HSM IP, Cayman Island and Caribbean IP, USA