Region: Barbados

Island hopping in the Caribbean: the latest developments across a complex region

With no unified trademark system and a rich landscape of languages and practices, the Caribbean is a highly nuanced terrain with some potential pitfalls that brand owners and practitioners must navigate.

23 September 2020

Why to diversify your Caribbean portfolio

While many of the Caribbean islands seem to be low-priority venues for trademark filings, there are some significant reasons why they should not be overlooked.

01 May 2019

Defendant found guilty in Barbados' first ever criminal trial for sale of counterfeit goods

Barbados has concluded its first criminal trial for the sale of counterfeit goods, with the Crown obtaining a guilty verdict. The case involved shoes and backpacks that counterfeited the ‘Fenty PUMA by Rihanna’ line.

09 March 2018

Brexit update, plain packaging begins in Ireland, and first trademark ruling in Barbados: news round-up

In this round-up edition, we look at the latest Brexit developments from a trademark perspective, Hershey’s hawkish eye over the marijuana industry, and the result from the first ever trademark dispute in Barbados.

23 February 2018

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