Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Reinhold Cohn Group
In Habitat Ltd v Habitat International the Tel Aviv District Court under Judge Altuvia rejected a trademark infringement claim which had been filed by Mr Meerovich, the owner of a local furniture chain...
Reinhold Cohn Group
On 27 November 2017 the Tel Aviv District Court handed down a ruling denying a petition for an interlocutory injunction order which would have prevented the respondents in the case from using the name Voice of Hope as regards a particular radio station's activity in Israel
Reinhold Cohn Group
In a rather unique case the Israel Supreme Court issued an interlocutory injunction prohibiting the company Hazera from requesting access to watermelon seeds of the company Origene Seeds...
Reinhold Cohn Group
The court touched on issues of first impression relating to the connection between copyright protection and design protection of a designed article
Reinhold Cohn Group
Israel is known as "the start-up nation" and so Israelis are ‘start-up people'. They are entrepreneurs at heart, thinkers, researchers and developers, fundraisers, advertisers, marketers and salespersons.
Fred-Young & Evans
Trademark search is conducted with the name of the trademark and its logo.
KISCH IP
Nigeria is one of Africa's most prosperous, and fastest growing, economies.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Copyright Society of Nigeria is the sole collecting society licensed by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to manage the rights and the repertory of musical works belonging to its member-artistes
Fred-Young & Evans
PCT or Conventional Patent is a Patent application that had been registered in another country before.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Nigerian Court of Appeal recently ruled on the appeal filed by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (the Applicant at the Federal High Court, Lagos Division and...
Gowling WLG
Saudi Arabia has issued a judicial announcement in which it stated that powers of attorney provided to legal advisers and IP representatives will be considered valid for five years only from the date of issuance.
Al Tamimi & Company
Evolution and improvements in technology have allowed man to travel, expand and explore far reaching territories.
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.
KISCH IP
The law around ownership of the copyright subsisting in databases where two independent parties contributed to the final work.
KISCH IP
The Apple Store launched in July 2008 and made available to iOS users some 800 applications ("Apps") to download. As of March 2017, this number had increased to 2.2 million.
ENSafrica
The issue of offensive trade marks has been in the news quite a bit of late. Now, the European trade mark authorities have considered whether Brexit, the term used to describe the UK's departure...
ENSafrica
In this article, we look at two recent trade mark opposition decisions. These remind us of the many issues that need to be considered when comparing trade marks.
KISCH IP
Counterfeit is an ongoing problem but never more prevalent than during the festive season. And, with our struggling economy, we expect to feel it even more this year.
Al Tamimi & Company
Al Tamimi & Co. have successfully represented Cartier (the "Plaintiff") in proceedings filed with the Dubai Court of First Instance against a famous jeweller in the UAE (the "Defendant")...
Gowling WLG
The United Arab Emirates has taken a leading role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the promotion of innovation and the implementation of strategic policies to fight against counterfeiting.
STA Law Firm
Cake! Just the word makes our mouths water.
STA Law Firm
The digital age has undeniably provided us with many benefits that we use on a daily basis.
Clyde & Co
Apps have become ubiquitous in today's society. App analytics firm, App Annie, has estimated that the global app economy which was worth US$ 1.3 trillion in 2016 will be worth US$ 6.3 trillion by 2021.
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STA Law Firm
Cake! Just the word makes our mouths water.
Reinhold Cohn Group
In Habitat Ltd v Habitat International the Tel Aviv District Court under Judge Altuvia rejected a trademark infringement claim which had been filed by Mr Meerovich, the owner of a local furniture chain...
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.
Gowling WLG
Saudi Arabia has issued a judicial announcement in which it stated that powers of attorney provided to legal advisers and IP representatives will be considered valid for five years only from the date of issuance.
Gowling WLG
The United Arab Emirates has taken a leading role in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the promotion of innovation and the implementation of strategic policies to fight against counterfeiting.
Al Tamimi & Company
Al Tamimi & Co. have successfully represented Cartier (the "Plaintiff") in proceedings filed with the Dubai Court of First Instance against a famous jeweller in the UAE (the "Defendant")...
ENSafrica
The issue of offensive trade marks has been in the news quite a bit of late. Now, the European trade mark authorities have considered whether Brexit, the term used to describe the UK's departure...
STA Law Firm
The digital age has undeniably provided us with many benefits that we use on a daily basis.
KISCH IP
25 May 2016 is celebrated as AFRICA DAY and marks the formation of the African Union, which is extra special this year with the body marking its golden jubilee.
Clyde & Co
Apps have become ubiquitous in today's society. App analytics firm, App Annie, has estimated that the global app economy which was worth US$ 1.3 trillion in 2016 will be worth US$ 6.3 trillion by 2021.
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