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HSM IP is listed as a top tier law firm and our own Sophie Peat is a leading trademark practitioner in the 2019 edition of WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. This publication features the top Read more +
Corey Neysmith and Gabriel Morla of HSM IP Ltd. presented International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Unreal Campaign to over 40 students at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) on Thursday, 29 November. INTA’s Unreal Campaign is a consumer awareness programme Read more +
Jennifer Cotarelo-Choice, a Paralegal at HSM IP, will attend Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual’s (ASIPI) meeting in Brazil from Sunday, 25 November 2018 to Wednesday, 28 November 2018. Jennifer is looking forward to catching up with existing clients and Read more +
Huw Moses and Natasha Whitelocke of HSM IP attended the Intellectual Property Caribbean Association’s (IPCA) 4th AGM held at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon in Miami, Florida on 3 November 2018. IP practitioners from all over the Caribbean attended Read more +
Successful Trade Mark Protection Case for John Deere
Deere & Company has successfully affirmed its ownership of the John Deere trade mark in a judgment handed down in May 2018 by Cuba’s Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial (‘OCPI’). Deere was represented by the HSM Intellectual Property team.
Deere is a world leading manufacturer of equipment for agriculture, construction, forestry and turf care. The company opposed a Cuban trade mark application by Gustavo Alejandro Fuentes Ledo that was made in 2014. The judgment determined Mr. Ledo’s application infringed on Deere’s ownership of the well-known John Deere trade mark.
OCPI stated Mr. Ledo filed 66 applications between June 2014 and January 2015 for trade marks that were already registered or used outside of Cuba for a broad range of products and services. The John Deere application was among 39 that were challenged.
Deere rigorously protects use of its trade marks around the world to ensure that customers can trust the quality and commitment that it represents.