The Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order, 2015 and the Copyright
(Cayman Islands) (Amendment) Order, 2016 (the
"Orders") will come into force on 30
June 2016. They extend certain provisions of the UK Copyright,
Designs and Patents Act 1988 to the Cayman Islands.
The new copyright regime provides modern IP protection for:
original literary work, dramatic,
musical or artistic work;
computer software and databases;
sound recordings, films or
the typographical arrangement of
These Orders provide clarity with respect to copyright
protection in the Cayman Islands, including with respect to:
subsistence, ownership and duration
rights of copyright owners, including
authorship and duration of copyright;
permissible acts such as private use,
research, news reporting, lawful use of computer programs,
copyright licensing and
moral rights (the right to be
identified as the author of a work and related rights); and
remedies for infringement and
The new copyright regime now supplements other forms of IP
protection for Cayman Islands companies, especially in relation to
publications (including offering documents/private placement
memoranda), marketing materials, product warnings and instructions,
websites, logos, etc.
Enhanced criminal sanctions for copyright infringement will also
assist brand owners seeking to prevent trade in counterfeit
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
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