In our latest round-up, we look at China and Indonesia giving up the plain packaging fight, a Colin Kaepernick trademark application generating media buzz, why US colleges have been accused of trademark bullying, and much more.
The Design Rights Bill 2019, which was published on 19 February 2019 and involves a modernisation of design right protection in the Cayman Islands, is due to replace the current design rights legislation. Read more
New IP laws will enter into effect in the Cayman Islands on August 1 2017, including the Trademarks Law 2016 and the Trademarks Regulations 2017. Additional regulations are expected later this summer to establish officially how previously registered marks and pending applications will transition to the new regime, as the existing law and regulations do not address transitional provisions.
The government of the Cayman Islands is drawing up a new Trademarks Bill that will introduce a local register and offer an increased ability to enforce marks. One lawyer in the region has told <i>World Trademark Review</i> that the new bill will finally bring the country’s IP system into the 21st century, and could halt the trend of international businesses ignoring the Caymans in their brand protection efforts.