• Passing off in Africa: goodwill or reputation?

    African IP specialists need to consider various issues that arise as legislation across the continent evolves.

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  • Rwanda: Trade marks filed before 14 December 2009 all due for renewal on 14 December 2019

    All trade mark registrations filed prior to the coming into force of Rwanda Law 31/2009 on the Protection of Intellectual Property (“the Law”) are scheduled for renewal in 2019.

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  • Kenya: Important amendments to IP law proposed - Part 2

    On 10 April 2018, the Kenyan authorities published proposed legislation, the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018 (the Bill), which provides for amendments to several laws, including the Industrial Property Act 2001 and the Anti-Counterfeiting Act 2008.

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  • Kenya: Important amendments to IP law proposed - Part 1

    On 10 April 2018, the Kenyan authorities published proposed legislation, the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018 (the Bill), which provides for amendments to several laws, including the Industrial Property Act 2001 and the Anti-Counterfeiting Act 2008.

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  • Spoor & Fisher helps to light up IP law with a 3-day short course at the University of Stellenbosch

    The Intellectual Property Law Short Course, presented by the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law of the University of Stellenbosch, will provide anyone who is interested in IP law and its practical application with a general introduction to matters including patents, trade marks, copyright and designs and their practical application.

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