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The Enforceability Of International Registrations In Zambia
In a recent decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks in Zambia in the matter of Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite and Amina Limited, the Registrar held that international registrations under the Madrid Protocol ...
6 Sep 2019
Hopes That Malawi's New IP Policy Will Stimulate Economic Growth
The National Intellectual Property Policy, launched in Malawi in May 2019, is part of the Malawian government's Growth and Development Strategy III
South Africa
5 Sep 2019
New Trade Mark Opposition Tribunal For Nigeria
On 19 June 2019 the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment inaugurated a new Trade Mark Tribunal, with the view of accelerating oppositions and related matters.
South Africa
12 Jul 2019
Rwanda | Upcoming Renewal Deadline For Trade Mark Registrations
Previously, under the old 1963 Act, Rwandan trade marks were registered indefinitely (i.e. there was no need to renew a trade mark registration).
South Africa
10 Jul 2019
Burundi | Reminder – Tm Renewals Deadline – 29 July 2019
Proprietors of trade marks in Burundi should take note of an upcoming trade mark renewal deadline which may be relevant to their marks in this country.
South Africa
3 Jul 2019
Cross-Examination Is Possible In Cancellation Proceedings In Kenya
In Biostadt India Limited v Osho Chemical Industries Limited, Biostadt applied for the expungement of the WOKOZIM trade mark registered in the name of Osho in relation to botanical organic foliar/ fertilizer.
South Africa
24 Jun 2019
Muddy Puddles! A Trade Mark Lesson From Peppa Pig
My 3-year-old daughter simply adores Peppa Pig. She can watch Peppa Pig, her little brother George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and the other assortment ...
South Africa
30 May 2019
Ethiopia Has Introduced An Online Trade Mark Filing System
The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), has officially adopted an online trade mark filing system.
South Africa
30 Apr 2019
The Thorny Issue Of Cultural Appropriation
In the South African context, we are regularly confronted by examples of what is labelled as "cultural appropriation". What is cultural appropriation and where is the line ...
South Africa
12 Apr 2019
Power Dynamics And IP Laws | Is The Balance Fairly Struck By Current IP Legislation?
Part one of this series by Myriam Christmann was titled The Thorny Issue of Cultural Appropriation and served as an introduction to the topic in general and introduced the idea ...
South Africa
11 Apr 2019
How Intellectual Property Rights Are Human Rights
In Part One of this series of articles we introduced the concept of cultural appropriation and provided an explanation of why it sits uncomfortably with most of us.
South Africa
11 Apr 2019
Who Owns The Roger Federer RF Monogram Trade Mark?
While you channel hop between the FIFA World Cup and the tennis you may have noticed that Roger Federer ...
South Africa
11 Apr 2019
Listen | The Intellectual Property Information Gap, The Risks And Opportunities For Value Creation, And How To Get There
There appears to be a yawning gap between good governance and the role of intellectual property disclosure and value creation.
South Africa
9 Apr 2019
Notice Regarding Property Transfer Tax For Intellectual Property
On 25 December 2018, the Zambian Industrial Property Office issued a legal notice regarding the application of the Property Transfer Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 on trade marks, patents and Industrial designs.
21 Mar 2019
Goods And Services Classification Update For OAPI
The OAPI IP Office recently published a notice informing trade mark owners, agents and all other users of the OAPI regional system that the Trade Marks Registry applies the current version of the Nice Classification system ...
South Africa
13 Mar 2019
Hopes That Changes To The Bangui Agreement Will Improve Trade Mark Prosecution And Litigation Processes
It is hoped that a revision of the terms and functionality of the Bangui Agreement, subject to ratification by all member states of OAPI, will bring significant changes to the prosecution and litigation procedures ...
South Africa
13 Mar 2019
Sudan Has Scrapped IP Appeal Committees In Favour Of Court Processes
The Registrar General of Intellectual Property in Sudan has recently announced a change in the prosecution of trade marks in Sudan.
South Africa
7 Mar 2019
Update: Brexit No-Deal Implications For Africa
The UKIPO has been helpful in providing regular updates on what would happen to the intellectual property rights of those with interests in the UK ...
European Union
28 Feb 2019
Sierra Leone's Much-Anticipated Trade Marks Act Sputters To Life
Despite enacting new Design and Patent legislation in 2012, the much-anticipated promulgation of the amended Trade Marks Act has been in limbo for several years.
Sierra Leone
6 Feb 2019
A ‘Triple Distilled' Summary Of Recent Trade Mark SCA Cases (Video)
In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
South Africa
23 Jan 2019
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