Legal Updates

Ghana: Adopts TMclass
May 24, 2024

Ghana: Adopts TMclass

Ghana's Integration of TMclass Enhances Trademark Classification  As of 13 May 2024, the Registrar General’s De...
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Libya: Important trade mark developments
May 8, 2024

Libya: Important trade mark developments

Further to our previous update, the Libyan Ministry of Economy & Trade have issued Executive Regulations that state that, with effect from 1 May 202...
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Jersey: Proposal for a Primary Trade Mark Registry - Consultation Response Paper
May 3, 2024

Jersey: Proposal for a Primary Trade Mark Registry - Consultation Response Paper

The consultation process On 4 December 2023, the Government of Jersey announced a consultation process entitled Intellectual Property: Proposal for a Primary Trade Mark Registry. This consultation p...
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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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