A new trade mark law has come into effect in the Cayman Islands. The primary change brought about by the new law is the abolition of the “re-registration” system. Previously, those wishing to register trade marks in the Cayman Islands were required to have an existing trade mark registration with effect in the UK, which was then re-registered in the Cayman Islands. Following the implementation of the new law, only national applications filed in the Cayman Islands will be accepted. We will be pleased to arrange any such registrations upon request.
Existing Cayman Islands registrations based on UK or EU rights will no longer require proof of renewal of the UK/EU right in order to renew the Cayman Islands registration.