Foga Daley IP Partner, Dianne Daley McClure, has been appointed Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal, the Trade Mark Appeals Tribunal and the Design Rights Tribunal of the Cayman Islands, effective March 1, 2021. She will serve on the Tribunals for the next three years.
The Copyright Tribunal was established pursuant to Chapter VIII of the Copyright Act to handle various matters including references in relation to copyright licences issued by licensing body. The Copyright (Cayman Islands) Order 2015 and the Copyright (Cayman Islands) (Amendment) Order 2016 extend Part 1 of the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 including Schedule ZA1 and Schedule 1 of the Act to the Cayman Islands.
The Trade Mark Appeals Tribunal was established pursuant to Part 7 of the Trade Marks Law, 2016, for the purpose of hearing appeals from persons aggrieved by a decision of the Registrar. The Design Rights Tribunal was established pursuant to Part 5 of the Design Rights Law, 2019, and has the jurisdiction to, among other things, settle terms of licences as of right.