Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Inventa International
After more than 11 long years, the amendment to the agreement on intellectual property rights eventually came into force.
Youssry Saleh & Partners
Counterfeit is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as products made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes or something copied exactly in order to make someone believe that the copy is the original.
Al Tamimi
In a positive step for owners and exclusive licensor of media content and copyrights in Egypt, the Economic Court of First Instance in Cairo has issued one of the highest compensatory awards...
Youssry Saleh & Partners
Numerous reports conducted show that piracy percentage in Egypt is quite high and is the cause of significant losses of the companies and products' owners.
Youssry Saleh & Partners
Copynorms are unofficial social rules used to indicate a neutralized social norm concerning the ethical issue of cloning copyrighted material.
Youssry Saleh & Partners
Notion of authorship and ownership is one of the cultural constructs that differ across cultures and is highly influenced by social, religious, economic and political factors.
Reinhold Cohn Group
We are pleased to announce that a new Israeli Design Law is coming into force today, August 7, 2018.
Reinhold Cohn Group
IP adjudicator found no likelihood of confusion between word mark BIG DEAL and stylised mark BIG DEAL
Reinhold Cohn Group
The Supreme Court has issued its decision in a dispute over the alleged existence of a visual resemblance between pasta packages (Store Chain of Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing 2006 ...
Herzog Fox & Neeman
On March 19, 2018, the updated draft of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union ("EU") was published.
Reinhold Cohn Group
The Patents and Designs Ordinance, 1924, does not include provisions allowing the publication of the design in the official Designs Journal upon registration.
KISCH IP
The Copyright Act does not require registration in order to acquire copyright in respect of a particular work. Instead copyright subsists automatically once a work has been completed ...
KISCH IP
In many companies it is common for business plans to evolve over time, however, what is often forgotten is their overriding intellectual property (IP) strategy ...
KISCH IP
Tennis fans flock to courtsides and televisions to watch Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer and instantly recognize the iconic RF Logo that has become synonymous with the man.
KISCH IP
One of the interesting aspects of patents is the degree to which countries have harmonised their laws.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The UAE Trademark Department has issued an administrative decision to restrict the amending of trademark applications at the prosecution stage
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The UAE Patent Law is lightly modelled on the European system and requires, inter alia, the absolute novelty as one of the fundamental prerequisites for patentability. At this stage...
STA Law Firm
While we know more about the world now than ever before, in some ways, it can seem more mysterious and complicated than ever before.
KISCH IP
It has been said that the fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technological fields such as Artificial Intelligence ("AI") ...
STA Law Firm
Trademark Registration In Asian Countries - June 2018
STA Law Firm
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BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The UAE Patent Law is lightly modelled on the European system and requires, inter alia, the absolute novelty as one of the fundamental prerequisites for patentability. At this stage...
ENSafrica
The issue of offensive trade marks rumbles on. In 2017, the landmark US decision in Matal v Tam came after the founder of an Asian-American rock group sought trade mark registration for the band's name, The Slants.
Inventa International
After attending INTA's conference "The Power of Design", Inęs Monteiro Alves discusses the lack of mention of Africa as a Continent, regarding IP rights and designs in particular.
Lex Artifex, LLP
When deciding on how to participate in the Nigerian market, you will need to choose between establishing a new company or acquiring an existing company.
Inventa International
The province of Tete, in Mozambique, has a goat population estimated in about 300 thousand animals, which has been increasing over the years, and is classified as the first goat producer in this country.
KISCH IP
Section 2 of the South African Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the "Act") states that computer programs are eligible for copyright protection in South Africa.
KISCH IP
Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world with countries with natural resources that supports industries such as mining, oil and gas, and agriculture...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Last year the WTO upheld legislation in Australia, which severely restricted the advertisement of tobacco products, on the ground that the legislation qualified as a legitimate public health measure.
Inventa International
If no communication is received by ARIPO within the prescribed 9 month limit, the mark shall be deemed as accepted and will be published in ARIPO's official journal.
KISCH IP
It has been said that the fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technological fields such as Artificial Intelligence ("AI") ...
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