|Cayman Updating Copyright Law|
Minister of Commerce announced the Cayman Islands would soon be falling under the UK’s umbrella regarding copyright laws. The minister explained the aim is to offer stronger intellectual property protection that is in line with Britain.
As of now, Cayman Islands copyright laws date back to the UK Copyright Act of 1956. The UK repealed that act in 1988 but the Cayman Islands law remained the same. In a release sent this week government officials said the UK had extended its current copyright act to the Cayman Islands.
The act has been extended by the Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015, which was passed by the UK Privy Council on 19 March. The new set of copyright laws will replace the UK’s 1956 Act in the Cayman Islands and in its place will be the extensions of the UK’s 1988 Copyright Act.
Cayman’s intellectual property legislation — the big three of which are copyrights, patents, and trademarks may affect all commerce, from financial services to creative endeavours.
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Published on our website on Mar.31, 2015