Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Israel, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC
On January 1, 2019, the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) approved Amendment No. 5 to Israel's Copyright Law, which adds the following provisions:
Herzog Fox & Neeman
On December 31, 2018, the Commissioner of Patents, Designs and Trademarks published amendments to two Commissioner Circulars dealing with the recordal of authorized trademark users, the recordal of charges...
Soroker Agmon Nordman
Being an avid soccer fan, I attend many games – too many to count or to admit to! At times I find myself in photos in Sports websites following the game, and the question arises: Who owns the rights to these photos?
Soroker Agmon Nordman
Take Christian Louboutin, in 1993 he revolutionized the shoe industry when he applied RED nail polish to the soles of stiletto.
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.
ENSafrica
There have been some encouraging developments following Mauritius' announcement that it planned to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights ("IPR"), amid global concerns.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Nigeria, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
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
Concerted efforts have been made over the years at promoting IP rights in Nigeria with some positive results being achieved.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Trademarks are source identifiers in terms of origin and quality.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Over the years, efforts have been made to promote the awareness of IP rights in Nigeria and to sensitize the public on the various mechanisms available to protect creative ...
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.
KISCH IP
Patenting of inventions can be notoriously expensive; however, the monopoly attracted because of it has the potential to exceed, by far, any initial patenting costs.
KISCH IP
Firstly, what is a meme?
KISCH IP
Recently, a research team from the University of Illinois announced a major breakthrough in the field of crop science.
IPvocate Africa
More and more African states are joining the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of trade marks.
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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.
Gowling WLG
Gowling WLG's Gowling WLG's commercial/intellectual property team team looks at the mandatory steps that need to be taken to import and put cosmetics and perfume products on the UAE market.
AELEX
Copyright is a form of intellectual property. It has been defined by Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Edition as a right granted to the author or originator of certain literary or artistic productions...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Nigeria, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Banwo & Ighodalo
Concerted efforts have been made over the years at promoting IP rights in Nigeria with some positive results being achieved.
Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Israel, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
PAC Solicitors
The brief provides information on the spectrum licensing regime of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and evaluates options for transferring Access Spectrum License in Nigeria.
ENSafrica
There are predictable references in the press reports to the biblical figures David and Goliath.
T & A Legal
Don't you just dislike when you buy a trusted product and then realise it is an identical brand made to look exactly like what you originally wanted?
Dennemeyer Group
As "Europe's most easterly hub and Asia's most westerly hub" and within an eight-hour flight from two-thirds of the world's population
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