How do I protect my creative work?

| 18/06/2019

How do you copyright artwork or designs that would go on, say, t-shirts, mugs, etc?

Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian status

Auntie’s answer: If you had asked me this question four years ago, I would have said simply, “You don’t”. However, Cayman’s intellectual property (IP) regime has made great strides since then.

If you want an overview on how things have changed in copyrights and trademarks, here is a link to an article discussing the background.

Basically, a slew of new laws and regulations have been enacted over the last few years in Cayman to enable people to protect their designs. The best resource to find out pretty much everything you need to know about registering your creative work is the website of the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office. The site provides a lot more information than I can here, from explanations of trademarks, patents, and design rights, to how to apply to register your IP.

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  1. Kim says:

    More practical info on IP rights and protection in the Cayman Islands and throughout the Caribbean can be found in the free Country Guides produced by of HSM IP: