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Kenya
Bowmans
Recently, the Communications Authority of Kenya ("Authority") and the Kenya Copyright Board ("KECOBO") published a joint notice compelling broadcast service providers and telecommunications content
Adams & Adams
The Kenyan Copyright Amendment Act of 2019 came into effect on 2 October 2019, repealing and amending various sections of the Copyright Act 12 of 2001 (Chapter 130).
Nigeria
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Copyright confers on the creator of a work of authorship an exclusive right to use and control the use of a protected material.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are very valuable business assets which do not only contribute to the general profitability of a business but also leads to the advancement of the innovative and...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The internet has transformed the conventional way of trading, and businesses trade over the internet, either exclusively or in addition to having physical stores.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
As a part of the reformation of the copyright system in Nigeria which commenced in November 2012, the Nigerian Copyright Commission ("NCC")
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
A Copyright is a legal protection granted to creators or originators of creative expressions, whether Literary, Musical, Artistic or Cinematographic
Saudi Arabia
DLA Piper
There have been a number of recent developments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of a broader drive to promote the intellectual property landscape and offer increased protection of intellectual property rights.
South Africa
Schoemanlaw Inc.
One of the challenges which face our South African creative industry today is the exploitation of their work, either by global or local companies without fair or even any compensation.
KISCH IP
This right falls under the umbrella of intellectual property rights and can therefore be commercially exploited as such.
ENSafrica
In 2000, Jennifer Lopez debuted the much-publicised and spoken about Versace jungle pattern dress at the Grammy Awards.
ENSafrica
In South Africa, copyright judgments are few and far between, especially judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA").
Adams & Adams
The dispute that first piqued my interest in intellectual property law was between The Rolling Stones and The Verve over the song Bittersweet Symphony in the late 1990s.
ENSafrica
We have discussed the proposed reforms to South African copyright law in previous articles. These reforms are controversial, to say the least.
Adams & Adams
The cannabis market is on the rise, with 263 million users globally, of which 83 million sit in Africa.
KISCH IP
Clients often enquire about the necessity of an intellectual property (IP) valuation as opposed to a standard accounting valuation.
Tanzania
Inventa International
Last June an amendment to the The Copyright And Neighbouring Rights Act, through The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Act, 2019, entered into force.
United Arab Emirates
STA Law Firm
Today, UAE proffers potential opportunities in almost all business sectors with its genial business ecosystem ...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The Prime Minister of UAE His Royal Highness Shaikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum issued law number 4/2019 for Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) on November 21, 2019, "DIFC IP LAW".
Werksmans Attorneys
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they are stepping down as "senior royals". This revelation means that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be financially independent ...
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