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By Nicole Haworth, Nicholas Rosslee
The anticipated increase in the official fees at the Egyptian Trademark Office with regards to the filing of trade marks and designs has been placed on hold.
By Simon Brown
The 7th annual Adams & Adams Africa IP Network Meeting took place in Pretoria, South Africa recently, providing a unique opportunity for agents,
By Nicole Smalberger
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 ...
By Jac Marais, Nalo Gungubele, Mia De Jager
On 29 August 2019, at the 13th Annual Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference a signing ceremony was held a new MoA between the Commission and the Independent
By Amina Suliman
The National Intellectual Property Policy, launched in Malawi in May 2019, is part of the Malawian government's Growth and Development Strategy III
By Njabulo Mazibuko
On 30 October 2015 the Competition Commission established the Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry (the "Inquiry") with the purpose to assess amongst others, the impact of long-term lease agreements.
By Nicky Garnett
Rwanda's 2009 Law on Intellectual Property, expressly excludes pharmaceutical products from patent protection.
By Nicky Garnett, Sophia Smallbones
Recently, Mr Fitsum Arega, the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States of America, tweeted news that the Court of The Hague had just handed down judgment in a matter in which two Dutch patents...
By Adams & Adams
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.
By Simon Brown, Nazli Naidoo
Previously, under the old 1963 Act, Rwandan trade marks were registered indefinitely (i.e. there was no need to renew a trade mark registration).
By Kim Rampersadh
Dance as a copyright-protected work came under the international spotlight over the last year in the USA.
By Mtho Maphumulo
In South Africa, generally, prescription is regulated by the Prescription Act 68 of 1969 and in delictual, contractual (or any other liability), the
By Jeanette Visagie
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.
By Kim Rampersadh
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.
By Adams & Adams
Although Nigeria is still not on board, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has reached critical mass to move forwards with the recent ratification from The Gambia.
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