Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Cedar White Bradley
As a result of the US and other nations looking to ease the sanctions imposed on Iran, the international business community is once again starting to look at the opportunities presented by the largely untapped market of Iran.
HAMI Legal Services
The trademark GEOX is a trademark of the Italian company GEOX S.p.A producing footwear which was founded by Mario Motetti Polgeto in the 90s. The brand name, Geox, comes from a mixture between the Greek word ‘geo’ (hearth), on which we all walk, and ‘x’, a letter-element symbolizing technology", as described in the company’s official site.
ENSafrica
The High Court has made it clear that it takes IP seriously, that English and South African IP decisions are very relevant, and that anyone alleging passing off will need to submit compelling evidence.
ENSafrica
As Africa's largest law firm, ENSafrica has a strong presence in Namibia. After all, Bloomberg recently named Namibia as the top emerging economy in Africa, and the 13th highest in the world.
Cedar White Bradley
Letters of consent may, in certain circumstances, be an effective means for overcoming a refusal of a trade mark application that has been refused on relative grounds.
Clyde & Co
The Saudi Trade Mark Office has confirmed that it has adopted the GCC Trade Mark Law and its Implementing Regulations with effect from 29 September 2016.
Gowling WLG
Recent fee increases are just one area of change creating challenges for brand owners in the Middle East and Africa.
Clyde & Co
1 July 2016 marked the publication of the GCC Trade Mark Law and its Implementing Regulations in the Saudi Arabian Official Gazette.
Clyde & Co
We are delighted to announce that, with effect from 1 March 2015, our office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is operating as a fully integrated Clyde & Co office.
ENSafrica
A recent South African court decision neatly summarises some of the major issues that need to be considered when comparing trade marks in South Africa.
ENSafrica
This judgment will therefore be very useful for laymen and non-IP specialists.
ENSafrica
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization's ("ARIPO's") amended Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs (the "Protocol"), came into effect on 1 January 2017 and includes some important changes.
ENSafrica
Late last year, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") handed down an important trade mark judgment in Yuppiechef Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Yuppie Gadgets Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
KISCH IP
Malaria is an illness of particular concern in sub-Saharan Africa with 88% of malaria cases occurring here and contributing to 90% of global malaria deaths.
Cedar White Bradley
International Non-Proprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances are unique, regulated, globally recognized labels that are used to enable the identification of pharmaceutical substances (or their active ingredients).
Gowling WLG
As obtaining and enforcing three dimensional marks in Europe, the US and elsewhere becomes more and more difficult...
Gowling WLG
The EIPA recently held in Dubai its sixth "Regional Intellectual Property Crime Conference in the Middle-East and North Africa", in cooperation with Interpol.
Clyde & Co
With notable increases in official fees following the implementation of the GCC Trade Mark Law in Kuwait and Bahrain, we ask if the GCC Trade Mark Law is triggering an automatic increase in official fees.
Al Suwaidi & Company
This article addresses the risk presented by non-use of registered trademarks and the importance of registering licences. It is written by IP specialist for Al Suwaidi & Company in Dubai - David Lant, a UK qualified solicitor.
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ENSafrica
This judgment will therefore be very useful for laymen and non-IP specialists.
Barnea & Co
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ENSafrica
A recent South African court decision neatly summarises some of the major issues that need to be considered when comparing trade marks in South Africa.
ENSafrica
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization's ("ARIPO's") amended Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs (the "Protocol"), came into effect on 1 January 2017 and includes some important changes.
ENSafrica
Late last year, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") handed down an important trade mark judgment in Yuppiechef Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Yuppie Gadgets Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
KISCH IP
Malaria is an illness of particular concern in sub-Saharan Africa with 88% of malaria cases occurring here and contributing to 90% of global malaria deaths.
KISCH IP
The importance of an Intellectual Property (IP) Valuation for any business cannot be underestimated and should play an integral role when considering best business practice.
Everlaw Associates
Registering and protecting foreign IPR in Nigeria is a necessity for any non-Nigerian business that desires to take a slice of the almost 200 Million strong import-dependent domestic market...
Cedar White Bradley
Letters of consent may, in certain circumstances, be an effective means for overcoming a refusal of a trade mark application that has been refused on relative grounds.
Everlaw Associates
How can proprietors (owners, developers, producers etc), of Nigerian Information and Communication Technology products secure International Intellectual Property Rights protection for their exports?
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