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Egypt
Sadany & Khalifa Law Firm
A Joint Venture Agreement is a cooperation between two or more parties to perform a certain project.
Kenya
Inventa International
Protecting trademarks should be a priority when starting a new business.
Mozambique
Inventa International
The Industrial Property Law of Mozambique (31 December 2015) established the requirement to submit a declaration of intention to use (DIU) for trademarks.
Nigeria
Resolution Law Firm
Patent registration in Nigeria is administered by a government agency, the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry, Commercial Law Department, Ministry of Trade & Investment, Abuja.
South Africa
Adams & Adams
".com" domain names comprising generic words, such as booking.com, are very valuable pieces of online real estate.
ENSafrica
South African patent law is derived from, and therefore quite similar to, British patent law.
ENSafrica
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the judgment in the recent case of United States Patent and Trademark Office v Booking.com that may in time be referred to as the "generic.com case".
Adams & Adams
The COVID19 pandemic has impacted quite dramatically on the operations IP and other government offices in Africa and the rest of the world.
Adams & Adams
In 2018, the Namibian High Court issued a decision in favour of the Applicants.
Adams & Adams
The Madrid system, which makes provision for international trade mark registrations ("IRs") filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization.
KISCH IP
On 16 June 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred the proposed Copyright and Performers' Protection Amendment Bills back to the National Assembly for re-consideration.
Adams & Adams
The Madrid system, which makes provision for international trade mark registrations ("IRs") filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO")
KISCH IP
In terms of the South African Patents Act (the "Act"), the Registrar is directed to examine every application for a patent and every complete specification accompanying the application.
KISCH IP
On 16 June 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred the proposed Copyright and Performers' Protection Amendment Bills back to the National Assembly for re-consideration.
United Arab Emirates
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The UAE Federal Ministry of Economy is the authority responsible for trade mark registration, prosecution services, opposition and also oversees administrative infringement mandates in the UAE.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Following a review conducted by the European Union on countries with low or nominal corporate tax, the committee prescribed the ‘Economic Substance Regulations'.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Following a review conducted by the European Union on countries with low or nominal corporate tax, the committee prescribed the ‘Economic Substance Regulations...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, challenges are being presented to the plant industry as the biggest flows of wildlife in terms of trade involves plants and not animals.
Gowling WLG
The UAE is a growing centre of commerce, leisure and travel, where more and more international companies are doing business and/or setting up their regional hubs.
Inventa International
Although the use of trademarks, as a means to distinguish the goods of merchants and manufacturers, dates back to antiquity, the emergence of service marks is significantly more recent.
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