• South Africa IP Policy

    The South African Cabinet approved the South African IP Policy on 30 May 2018.

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  • Dr Dre loses trade mark case

    Dr Dre, a well-known music entrepreneur, has lost a trade mark dispute in the US that has concluded that the trade marks Dr Dre and Dr Drai are not confusingly similar.

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  • South Africa: important judgments dealing with non-use and confusing similarity

    The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently handed down two important trade mark judgments, one dealing with non-use, the other with confusing similarity.

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  • Malawi: Madrid Protocol and new trade mark law

    Malawi deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol on 25 September 2018, and the country will formally become a member of the international trade mark registration system on 25 December 2018. Malawi

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  • Nigeria: IP Registry re-opens as national strike called off

    The IP Registry in Nigeria has re-opened as the national strike has been called off.

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