Bermuda has a comprehensive legislation protecting all aspects of intellectual property. The majority of Bermudian intellectual property (IP) laws derive from their UK equivalents. The legal system is common law, and continues to evolve to meet the needs of current technological developments and trends.
Bermuda is not a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property or the Patent Cooperation Treaty, nor was it party to the GATT TRIPS agreement. New copyright legislation is in the final process of being drafted, and it is anticipated that new trademarks legislation will be introduced within the next few years to maintain coherence with the registration systems in other jurisdictions.
Relief available for IP infringement includes emergency and permanent injunctions, Anton Piller orders, delivery up and/or destruction of infringing articles, discovery upon oath, damages, and an enquiry as to damages or an ... More details