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Angola is one of many countries that recognises IP rights as an important contribution to a country's social and economic development.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
The Israeli Patent Commissioner has authorized accelerated examination of patent applications relevant to the fight against the Coronavirus.
Adams & Adams
In a recent appeal to the High Court in Kenya concerning the THERMOS trade mark, the question whether the Registrar of Trade Marks
Adams & Adams
On 19 September 2017, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique acceded to the Banjul Agreement. Mozambique has now deposited its Instrument of Accession on 15 May 2020, and the provisions of the Banjul Protocol...
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
Resulting from pervasive internet expansion in the 21st century is the democratisation of media access and publishing, a blog being one popular example.
Perchstone & Graeys
One of the many concerns of fashion law is protection of designs and marks of fashion brands. The interplay of IP rights amid economic principles that encourage fair competition often result in brand disputes among these designers.
Perchstone & Graeys
The fashion industry comprises a wide range of activities from the conception of a product to design to manufacture, as well as marketing and selling.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The disruption occasioned by the corona virus pandemic globally is the defining occurrence of our time. It has affected all spheres and sectors of the global society
United Trademark & Patent Services
Amid COVID-19's pandemic outbreak, Applicants' usual business from different parts of the world has stalled globally.
United Trademark & Patent Services
The State of Qatar adopted Law No. 10 of 2020 for the Protection of Industrial Designs on April 19, 2020.
South Africa
As we are all too well aware, the sporting world has not outrun the COVID-19 pandemic. Weekends usually spent immersed in live sporting action are now occupied with replays of iconic sporting moments.
"A trade mark. A badge. Origin. Three different concepts. Used together, there is only one concept, namely, a trade mark is a badge of origin." – Judge CJ van der Westhuizen.
The Coty v Amazon case, which we've previously written about, reached its conclusion recently.
There is no doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on the world and it is perhaps unsurprising that the world of intellectual property has not marched on unaffected.
A recent patent judgment from South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") deals with issues of a procedural nature.
Adams & Adams
There is nothing more frustrating to a trade mark proprietor than going through the effort of securing a judgment in a counterfeit goods case, only for...
Adams & Adams
With day (who can remember) of lockdown arriving, your phone chirps excitedly, reporting "your homework" which has arrived for next week, ready to be downloaded and printed in advance.
Adams & Adams
Albert Einstein once said, "In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity". No truer words have been spoken in the context of our current times where the COVID-19 virus has presented devastation to...
Adams & Adams
The words of Coco Chanel: "If you want to be original, be ready to be copied" ring more true today than ever.
Inventa International
Zanzibar's Business and Property Registration Agency (BPRA) recently introduced several changes to its practice, which are set to have an impact on the country's IP landscape.
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