Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Adams & Adams
Pursuant to Executive Decree No. 21/97, read together with Executive Decree 30/11, the Ministry of Finance recently announced a change in the payment procedure for all Public Departments including the Industrial Property Office.
Spoor & Fisher
In January 2018, we reported that a substantial backlog of trade marks to be processed had accumulated at the Angolan Registry since the implementation of the current law in 1992.
Inventa International
The Angolan economy was supported substantially by Petroleum.
Inventa International
It is important to state what a "pharmaceutical trademark" is. When I use the term, I do not intend to mean or create a new legal type of trademark.
Inventa International
It is increasingly becoming clear that many of the newTLD's launched since 2013 are not viable as a business.
Adams & Adams
In Fibrelink Limited v Star Television Productions Limited, the High Court of Kenya heard an appeal against an earlier decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks in an opposition by the Respondent against the ...
Inventa International
The Authorities of Kenya have published, on April 10th 2018, The Statue Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018, a legislation for the amendments of several laws, in which the Industrial Property Act, 2001 (No. 3 of 2001), ...
ENSafrica
Brand owners should take note of the launch of .ke, the internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kenya on 23 July 2017.
TRIPLEOKLAW Advocates LLP
Willis Werimo, Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property (IP) department at TRIPLEOKLAW advises businesses and particularly technology start-ups that it is a good idea to protect your brand from the get go.
Saifam Limited Intellectual Property Services (Saifam IP)
Stiff penalties await dealers in counterfeit goods in Kenya once a new law on counterfeits is enacted.
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 ...
Banwo & Ighodalo
It is advisable that all trademarks, patents and or designs to be used by the company be registered in Nigeria at the Trade Marks, Patents and Designs Registry in Abuja, to preserve the owner's proprietary interest therein.
Spoor & Fisher
Nigeria uses the International Classification of Goods and Services for its trade mark registration system.
Aluko & Oyebode
The position of the Registrar of Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry, Nigeria has for many years being occupied by a single Registrar, who doubles as both the Registrar of Trademarks and Patents and Designs registry.
Olisa Agbakoba Legal
The role small and medium enterprises play in the development of a country is very important.
Spoor & Fisher
The Nigerian authorities have for some time been keen to split the Registry of Trademarks, Patents and Designs into separate registries.
KISCH IP
By exploring the possibilities of ideas crowdsourcing, businesses open themselves up to a wide range of fresh talent and concepts in their efforts to stimulate innovation.
Adams & Adams
In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
Adams & Adams
The provisions in question were found to infringe upon the right to privacy, entrenched in Section 14 of the Constitution.
KISCH IP
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KISCH IP
The Constitutional Court judgment which decriminalises the private use of cannabis has also resulted in an emotional high for a lot of South Africans.
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