Legal Updates

ARIPO Arusha Protocol for the Protection of new Plant Varieties set to come into effect this year
April 15, 2024

ARIPO Arusha Protocol for the Protection of new Plant Varieties set to come into effect this year

The Republic of Ghana deposited its ‘Instrument of Ratification’ to the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants on 24 November 2023. Ghana was the fourth ARIPO member state to do so, the others b...
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Trade mark protection in Jersey - clearing up the confusion
April 2, 2024

Trade mark protection in Jersey - clearing up the confusion

There is confusion on the issue of trade mark protection in Jersey. In order to obtain trade mark protection in Jersey, the following points are important to consider: The re-registration of UK registrations...
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New trade mark legislation in Zambia – The Trade Marks Bill 2022
March 14, 2024

New trade mark legislation in Zambia – The Trade Marks Bill 2022

As mentioned in our 2022 article, Zambia published a new Trade Marks Bill, which has subsequently been enacted into law b...
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Uganda: Changes to publication requirements
March 5, 2024

Uganda: Changes to publication requirements

Uganda’s new trade mark regulations, Trademark Regulations, No. 85 of 2023, came into effect on 2 February 2024. The new regulations supersede both: The Trademark Regulations, No.58 of 2012; and
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Libya: Changes to trade mark law
February 27, 2024

Libya: Changes to trade mark law

There is change on the way at the Trademark Office in Libya, thanks to the new Executive Regulations, no. 26 of 2024. The implementation date The Executive Regulations, no. 26 of 2024, were publish...
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