Name: Huw Moses
Firm Name: HSM IP Ltd
Jurisdiction: Cayman Islands
Practice Area: Intellectual Property Law

Telephone: +1 345 815 7400
Fax: +1 345 946 8825

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Huw Moses as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in the Cayman Islands. If you wish to get in touch with Huw, please use the contact information provided above.

Huw Moses is the Managing Partner of HSM IP. He advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property protection, enforcement and dispute resolution specialising in the Caribbean. Huw is a member of various Cayman Islands Government Committees on IP reform. From 1984 until 1993 Huw was a solicitor in the UK practicing with Lovells (now Hogan Lovells). In 1993 he moved to the Cayman Islands where he joined a local firm which in due course became part of one of the largest offshore law firms in the world. In 2003 Huw became the Managing Partner of the Cayman office until he left to form the HSM Group in 2012. The firm’s memberships include INTA, CITMA, AIPLA and IPCA. Huw has attended the annual INTA meeting every year for over 15 years along with several other members of HSM IP. Huw has also played a key role in setting up the Intellectual Property Caribbean Association (IPCA).

Huw was appointed and is an active member of the Intellectual Property Steering Committee (IPSC) in the Cayman Islands.

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Employment Law


  • University of Birmingham

Bar Admissions

  • (1984) England and Wales (not practicing)
  • (1993) Cayman Islands
  • (2005) British Virgin Islands

Firm Description:

The HSM Group is comprised of HSM Chambers, HSM Corporate Services Ltd. and HSM IP Ltd. As a full-service law firm in the Cayman Islands, we specialise in Immigration, Employment, Corporate and Commercial, Family, Property, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Restructuring, Insolvency, Private Client and Debt Solutions.

HSM IP Ltd. provides worldwide intellectual property services, but specialises in the Caribbean. Based in the Cayman Islands our experienced team of attorneys and paralegals deliver first class service to a broad client base which includes major Fortune Global 500 brand owners, international law firms and other specialist IP practices.

Our interactive database enables us to proactively manage each client’s portfolio efficiently and cost-effectively in an environmentally friendly and substantially paperless workplace. It also enables us to fulfil our clients’ specific reporting and invoicing requirements, including multi-currency invoicing and e-billing.

The growth of our firm has enabled us to establish a specialist Caribbean IP department whose members regularly contribute to leading IP publications.

We have substantial experience in taking action to address the infringement of trade marks and patents and in the conduct of passing-off actions. We are also able to offer investigative services to identify the source of, and distributors of, infringing goods, working closely with police and customs officials as necessary.

We have over 50 country guides for patents and trade marks across the Caribbean, which can be viewed on our website. Click here to download our regularly updated client guides for further information.


HSM Chambers acts on a wide-range of matters both transactional and contentious and non-contentious litigation. We regularly advise and act for the Attorney General of the Cayman Islands and our attorneys currently are appointed members of or chair various Cayman Islands’ Tribunals and are appointed as Law Reform Commissioners and Grand Court Taxing Officers. In addition our attorneys are regularly appointed by the court to take depositions for use in foreign proceedings. As a result of our broad reach, we are able to apply an immense range of technical experience and local knowledge to our client matters that is unsurpassed in this jurisdiction.

HSM IP with its team of attorneys and experienced paralegals have unrivalled experience in protecting their client’s IP rights and managing IP assets.