Kenya: Is ACA recordal an absolute requirement
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...
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Filing trade mark applications for NFTs
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...
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Trade mark introduction - a complete guide
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. ...
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Cape Verde set to join a number of IP conventions
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...
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The Life Sciences Law Review: South Africa
Mar 10, 2022

The Life Sciences Law Review: South Africa

Tyron Grant, Dirk Hanekom, Chyreene Truluck and Patrick O'Brien ...
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Filing Intellectual Property (IP) in Africa with ARIPO and OAPI
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...
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Spoor & Fisher achieves top ranking in Chambers Global Guide 2022
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
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Digital Assets and the Evolution of Intellectual Property
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...
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Jamaica joins the Madrid protocol
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....
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Egypt: Patents going paperless
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,...
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