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In a bid to combat illegal practice of selling counterfeit goods, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in Kuwait carried out a number of raids on stores which were offering counterfeit items for sale...
Adams & Adams
On 29 June 2022, the Assembly of the Republic approved the new Copyright Law of Mozambique, Law 9/2022. The new law came into force on 26 September 2022.
Sidebrief Inc.
A trademark can also be a symbol, image or design located on a brand name, a label, or on a company's product trademark in Nigeria.
The Trusted Advisors
As the owner of a business or product in Nigeria, the importance of registering your trademark cannot be over emphasized.
The greater heritage of a nation remains in the creativity of its citizens. Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the world has continued to experience astronomical advancement in scientific...
Perchstone & Graeys
The song ‘‘Machala'', performed by Oderhowo Joseph Efe; popularly known as Carter Efe, was released on 30th July 2022 in honour of the popular afro music star; ‘‘Wizkid''.
The Trusted Advisors
A patent is a license that confers its owner with the legal right for a limited period to make, use or sell an invention to the exclusion of others.
Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)
In modern times, litigation which has hitherto been the principal method of resolving commercial disputes is now being complemented by other methods of dispute resolution.
Banwo & Ighodalo
In 2019, Ajibola Muyiwa Danladi, popularly known as ‘Danny Young' brought copyright infringement proceedings against Tiwa Savage and her then record label, Mavin Records, on the grounds...
Saudi Arabia
United Trademark & Patent Services
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque and the Radio and Television Authority...
South Africa
Most people know that Facebook is now Meta, following a well-publicised rebrand in 2021. According to an article that appeared in the publication IP Planet: "the main goal was for this name to fit better with ...
We'll be discussing two recent EU trade mark decisions: one deals with a product shape mark, the other with a slogan.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it something of an IP truce, with major pharmaceutical companies seemingly happy to co-exist.
On May 26, 2022, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal issued a decision in a case involving two tobacco manufacturers, Open Horizon and Carnilinx.
Barnard Inc.
Imagine not being able or, at least, having the opportunity to read Don Quixote or Macbeth due to a disability. This is felt hardest by those with visual and print impairments.
Adams & Adams
The Constitutional Court of South Africa has declared the Copyright Act unconstitutional to the extent that it limits or prevents persons with visual and print disabilities...
Adams & Adams
On 26 and 27 July, the second meeting of the ARIPO ad hoc sub-working group on geographical indications (GIs) took place in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Adams & Adams
Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has promulgated, in terms of Section 15A of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1941 as amended ("MMA"), ...
United Arab Emirates
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
This chapter forms part of the Anti-counterfeiting Law Over Borders Comparative Guide 2022. The Law Over Borders comparative guides provide essential information on law and legal practice across...
Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Intellectual property rights are protected in the UAE through a set of federal laws. While intellectual property consists of a broad-spectrum of rights, including trademarks, copyright, patents, designs...
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