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IPvocate Africa
The purpose of trade mark registration is to offer an exclusive right to use a mark, a sort of monopoly, which must be restrained to a specific class of goods or services in most jurisdictions.
Adams & Adams
On 24 January 2018, Malawi's President assented to the new Trademarks Act, no. 2 of 2018. The Act intends to modernise the protection of trade marks by incorporating new developments in the field of intellectual property in the country.
Adams & Adams
A trade mark can be refused based on earlier registrations covering similar goods or services, as well as well-known marks, among other things.
Spoor & Fisher
We have previously reported on the Malawian Trademarks Bill 2017. This bill officially became law on 1 October 2018, in the form of the Trademarks Act, 2 of 2018 (the Act)
Inventa International
After 61 years of no substantial revisions to Malawi's trademark legal framework, 2016 was the year when a new and fresh trademark Bill has been finally drafted and formally published in the country's Government Gazette ...
IPvocate Africa
Mauritius follows a system of national exhaustion whereby owners of trade marks and designs can take action against parallel imported goods.
IPvocate Africa
This means that third parties are only made aware of the existence of a trade mark once it has been registered by the OAPI administration and published for opposition.
IPvocate Africa
Traditionally, the rationale behind apposing brand names on goods is to help customers distinguish between similar products and ensure that manufacturers produce work of consistent quality.
BLC Robert
The general principle under section 129 (1) of the Companies Act (the "Act") is that the business and affairs of the company shall be managed by, or under the supervision of, the Board.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
On January 25, 2019, Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency ("NITDA") issued the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 (the "Regulation").
Deloitte Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the National Housing Fund (NHF) Bill, 2018 (the Bill) which was recently passed by the National Assembly.
Perchstone & Graeys
I'm in pains! I'm in pains!! I'm in serious pains!!! Those have become common cries of many bank customers who feel betrayed by their respective commercial banks.
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore
International Arbitration Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Nigeria, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Banwo & Ighodalo
In a letter dated March 19, 2019, addressed to the leadership of the National Assembly and read at Plenary on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to eight Bills ...
Hogan Lovells
Tension between the two economic giants in the world, China and the United States, might have a silver lining for Africa.
Hogan Lovells
There has been a tick up in the number of these claims since the introduction of arbitrariness as a ground for discrimination, under section 6(1) and 6(4) of the Employment Equity Act, 1998, in the last number of years.
Herbert Smith Freehills
International Arbitration Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of South Africa, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
KISCH IP
Eradicating counterfeit goods in the South African market is essential to its economy.
KISCH IP
Inventors often (hopefully always) look at ways to protect their inventions to gain the most benefit for them.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The law, which broadly mirrors the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, would help safeguard patient data while increasing the compliance burden on providers, insurers
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
As of today, the amount of investment that can qualify as SRI in the energy sector is still relatively low; however, increased eff orts are being made to increase the amount of investment
STA Law Firm
The UAE is known for its vast wealth and success, and this has all arisen since the country gained its independence only a few decades ago. The primary and critical drive
STA Law Firm
Living in the UAE is a story of two halves. On the one hand, there is the high life which is known around the world.
STA Law Firm
The Saudi Arabia company law recognized four types of business entities: the joint stock company, the limited liability company (LLC), the partnership as well as the branch of a foreign company.
IPvocate Africa
More and more African states are joining the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of trade marks.
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The basis of Saudi Arabia's employment legislation framework is fashioned on two pillars.
Strachan Partners
Nigeria is the largest market in Africa and one of the fastest growing countries in the world. The country has a thriving and relatively easy business environment with numerous investment opportunities in various sectors.
Strachan Partners
Tax administration in Nigeria is vested in the three tiers of government.
Deloitte Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday 20 June 2018, signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) into law.
Deloitte Nigeria
There is evident work in progress to ensure that the ERGP succeeds.
AELEX
Within the last two decades, the world has made incredible advances in technology. Now, more than ever, nations, institutions, and individuals are pouring huge resources into technological capabilities.
Banwo & Ighodalo
The MAP Regulations require a licensed DisCo to attain metering targets, as stipulated by the Commission, from time to time.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
In Nigeria, the Probate Registry of most States is where all the activities relating to obtaining legal instruments to facilitate the legal administration and management of estates take place.
Deloitte Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari provided a sneak peek into Nigeria's fiscal direction for 2019 on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, as he presented the 2019 Budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria ...
Resolution Law Firm
A company is a corporate structure with separate legal personality status. It is statutorily regulated and incorporated for the purpose of profit maximization.
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