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Cape Verde
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Cape Verde makes progress in attracting IP investment as the ARIPO and PCT systems strengthen.
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On 6 April 2022, Cape Verde acceded to the Paris Convention and Patent Corporation Treaty, which comes into force on 6 July 2022.
Egypt
Andersen in Egypt
عقد البيع، هو من العقود المسماة الملزمة للجانبين، ويصبح كل طرف من الطرفين المتعاقد
Andersen in Egypt
Sale contracts are legal instruments that are binding on the contracting parties, wherein each party becomes a creditor and debtor, respectively, to the other at the same time.
Ethiopia
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The Ethiopian Press Agency recently announced that there will be a sharp increase in publication fees in response to declining economic conditions in the country.
Kenya
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Kenya's Anti-Counterfeit Authority has made it compulsory to record IP rights on all imported goods (not services) in Kenya by no later than 1 July 2022.
Nigeria
Andersen in Nigeria
The Federal Inland Revenue Service has issued a Public Notice.
KPMG Nigeria
The Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment on 24 April 2022 approved the Insolvency Regulations 2022 ("the Regulations"), pursuant to the powers conferred on him by Section 867...
Pavestones Legal
On February 25, 2022, the Central Bank of Nigeria ("CBN") released the Operating Guidelines for the RT200 Non-Oil Export Proceeds Repatriation Rebate Scheme (the "Scheme").
Banwo & Ighodalo
The Central Bank of Nigeria ("CBN") on March 15, 2022, issued an exposure draft of guidelines for the operation of Bank Neutral Cash Hubs ("BNCH" or "Cash hubs") in Nigeria.
KPMG Nigeria
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC or "the Council") on Monday, 16 May 2022 issued Circular No. EDM/EEG/ BASELINERATE/ 2013/ V.3/ 169, providing guidelines to all registered...
Balogun Harold
The Securities & Exchange Commission (the "SEC") has an inherent economic role of facilitating capital formation, meaning, from an economic standpoint, the SEC is also partly responsible...
Adams & Adams
On 6 April 2022, the Senate in Nigeria passed the Copyright Bill,which aims to ensure that copyright laws in Nigeria will be in line with best practices in respect of the regulation, protection and administration of copyright...
Banwo & Ighodalo
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2018 ("FCCPA") is the primary legislation that governs and protects the rights of consumers in Nigeria.
South Africa
ENSafrica
ESG: changing financial services for the good...
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At the recent EPO-ARIPO heads of office meeting, a lack of understanding of IP rights and a need for infrastructure for investing in IP rights were identified as challenges in commercialising IP rights of African universities.
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The Saponé Hat, dating back to the 13th‎‎ century, is produced by Burkino Faso's Saponé community and is integrated as part of their cultural and historical identity.‎
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A recent local survey conducted by the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), found that "60% of South African universities were not empowered to commercialise their IP through spinoffs...
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Within the legal profession, it is ordinarily said that "if the facts are unfavorable to you, argue the law and, if the law is unfavorable to you, argue the facts."
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This is an appeal decision relating to Cairns Foods Limited and Netrade Marketing, two companies in the business of producing and marketing food products, in particular, fruit jam.
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