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Muddy Puddles! A Trade Mark Lesson From Peppa Pig
My 3-year-old daughter simply adores Peppa Pig. She can watch Peppa Pig, her little brother George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and the other assortment ...
South Africa
30 May 2019
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Ethiopia Has Introduced An Online Trade Mark Filing System
The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), has officially adopted an online trade mark filing system.
South Africa
30 Apr 2019
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The Thorny Issue Of Cultural Appropriation
In the South African context, we are regularly confronted by examples of what is labelled as "cultural appropriation". What is cultural appropriation and where is the line ...
South Africa
12 Apr 2019
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Power Dynamics And IP Laws | Is The Balance Fairly Struck By Current IP Legislation?
Part one of this series by Myriam Christmann was titled The Thorny Issue of Cultural Appropriation and served as an introduction to the topic in general and introduced the idea ...
South Africa
11 Apr 2019
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How Intellectual Property Rights Are Human Rights
In Part One of this series of articles we introduced the concept of cultural appropriation and provided an explanation of why it sits uncomfortably with most of us.
South Africa
11 Apr 2019
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Who Owns The Roger Federer RF Monogram Trade Mark?
While you channel hop between the FIFA World Cup and the tennis you may have noticed that Roger Federer ...
South Africa
11 Apr 2019
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Listen | The Intellectual Property Information Gap, The Risks And Opportunities For Value Creation, And How To Get There
There appears to be a yawning gap between good governance and the role of intellectual property disclosure and value creation.
South Africa
9 Apr 2019
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Notice Regarding Property Transfer Tax For Intellectual Property
On 25 December 2018, the Zambian Industrial Property Office issued a legal notice regarding the application of the Property Transfer Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 on trade marks, patents and Industrial designs.
Zambia
21 Mar 2019
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Goods And Services Classification Update For OAPI
The OAPI IP Office recently published a notice informing trade mark owners, agents and all other users of the OAPI regional system that the Trade Marks Registry applies the current version of the Nice Classification system ...
South Africa
13 Mar 2019
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Hopes That Changes To The Bangui Agreement Will Improve Trade Mark Prosecution And Litigation Processes
It is hoped that a revision of the terms and functionality of the Bangui Agreement, subject to ratification by all member states of OAPI, will bring significant changes to the prosecution and litigation procedures ...
South Africa
13 Mar 2019
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Sudan Has Scrapped IP Appeal Committees In Favour Of Court Processes
The Registrar General of Intellectual Property in Sudan has recently announced a change in the prosecution of trade marks in Sudan.
South Africa
7 Mar 2019
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Update: Brexit No-Deal Implications For Africa
The UKIPO has been helpful in providing regular updates on what would happen to the intellectual property rights of those with interests in the UK ...
European Union
28 Feb 2019
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Sierra Leone's Much-Anticipated Trade Marks Act Sputters To Life
Despite enacting new Design and Patent legislation in 2012, the much-anticipated promulgation of the amended Trade Marks Act has been in limbo for several years.
Sierra Leone
6 Feb 2019
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A ‘Triple Distilled' Summary Of Recent Trade Mark SCA Cases (Video)
In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
South Africa
23 Jan 2019
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Kenya's IP Registry Has Moved To New Offices
The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) relocated to its new offices at the junction of Musa Gitau Road & Kabarisan Avenue on 2 January 2018.
Kenya
22 Jan 2019
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Morocco Now Permits The Recordal Of Trade Mark Rights Directly With Customs Authorities
Our North Africa operation has confirmed that it is now possible for owners of trade marks locally registered in Morocco – as well as international registrations designating Morocco – to record a suspension application at the customs authorities.
South Africa
21 Jan 2019
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Trademarks – Cautionary Notices Now Possible In Somalia
Civil rule ended in Somalia in 1969, nine short years after the country gained independence.
Somalia
27 Dec 2018
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Madrid In Africa Report – The Applicability Of the Madrid System In Africa
Of these member states, only four countries meet the key criteria that are mentioned above, namely Kenya, Mozambique, Morocco and Tunisia.
South Africa
19 Dec 2018
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Name Change To Kingdom Of eSwatini Made Official Through Publication Of Notice In Gazette
At Independence Day celebrations on 19 April 2018, King Mswati III announced that the country's name, Kingdom of Swaziland, would change to Kingdom of Eswatini.
Swaziland
19 Dec 2018
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IP And Patent Bills Passed
Following the 2017 retirement of former Registrar for Trade Marks in Swaziland, Mr. Stephan Magagula, the two bills he had a hand in drafting in 2015 have now been passed into law.
Swaziland
18 Dec 2018
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