May 12, 2022
Kenya: Is ACA recordal an absolute requirement
Kenya: Is ACA recordal an absolute requirement? IntroKenya has specific anti-counterfeiting legislation, the Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008, as well as a dedicated anti-counterfeiting body, the Anti-Coun...
Apr 19, 2022
Filing trade mark applications for NFTs
NFTs and Trade marks, what you need to know Interest in NFTs is rising and there are a number of companies filing trade mark applications for their NFTs. According to Finbold, over 1200 NFT trade mark applications were...
Mar 31, 2022
Trade mark introduction - a complete guide
Trade marks, everything you need to know Whether you’re working on a big brand or a small one, there are several must-knows that can protect you and your clients against an inadequately protected trade mark, or even stepping on the intellectual property (IP) tåoes of anåother brand. ...
Mar 24, 2022
Cape Verde set to join a number of IP conventions
The authorities in Cape Verde have approved accession to a number of international agreements, although the instruments of accession have not yet been deposited and it is unclear just when this will happen. The agreements are the following: ARIPO - the Ban...
Mar 10, 2022
The Life Sciences Law Review: South Africa
Tyron Grant, Dirk Hanekom, Chyreene Truluck and Patrick O'Brien ...
Mar 10, 2022
Filing Intellectual Property (IP) in Africa with ARIPO and OAPI
Filing Intellectual Property (IP) in Africa What are some of the most important jurisdictions for IP on the continent? We would say of course that all countries in Africa where an IP rights holder intends selling their products or services are equally important, but from an ec...
Feb 23, 2022
Spoor & Fisher achieves top ranking in Chambers Global Guide 2022
Chambers Global Guide 2022 Spoor & Fisher has once again been recognised as one of South Africa’s top Intellectual Property firms for 2022, in the South Africa Legal Rankings, according to Chambers & Partners. The
Feb 21, 2022
Digital Assets and the Evolution of Intellectual Property
Non-Fungible Tokens (“NFTs”) There is no topic right now in the IP space hotter than Non-Fungible Tokens (“NFTs”) and the Metaverse! So, what is the Metaverse? What are NFTs? Why should you be interested? It all sounds very complicated and technical but quite simply, the Metaverse is...
Feb 17, 2022
Jamaica joins the Madrid protocol
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has announced that Jamaica has joined the Madrid Protocol – the Caribbean island state deposited its instrument of accession on 27 December 2021, which means that the Protocol will enter into force on 27 March 2022....
Jan 28, 2022
Egypt: Patents going paperless
The Egyptian Patent Office is in the process of going paperless, in other words moving to a totally electronic system. The new electronic system will be used for filing patent applications, recording assignments,...