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Apr 04, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 5/19)
United Kingdom
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New Design Rights Bill for Cayman Islands

On February 19, 2019, a new Design Rights Bill 2019 was published in the Cayman Islands, which will replace the current Design Rights Registration Law 2016 once it comes into force. It is not yet known when this will occur.

The existing legislation gives owners of original UK registered designs and registered European designs the opportunity to extend their rights to the Cayman Islands. When the Bill comes into force it will no longer be necessary to first register the design right in the United Kingdom.

In order to qualify for registrability under the terms of the new law, the design will need to be “original”. A design will be not deemed original if it is commonplace in the design field in question at the time of its creation. Examination will be limited to formalities.

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