Legal Updates

Rwanda: Proposals to amend IP law 
Jul 8, 2021

Rwanda: Proposals to amend IP law 

According to a report in The New Times*, a draft IP law is being considered by a parliamentary committee. The proposals are wide-ranging:   
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Ugandan trade mark alert: deadline extended to renew expired registrations
Jun 21, 2021

Ugandan trade mark alert: deadline extended to renew expired registrations

The Ugandan IP authority, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau, has issued a second notice that 4,095 expired trade mark registrations will be struck off if they are not renewed on or...
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Ugandan trade mark alert: A chance to renew expired registrations 
May 28, 2021

Ugandan trade mark alert: A chance to renew expired registrations 

The Ugandan IP authority, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau, has given notice that 4095 expired trade mark registrations will be struck off if they are not renewed on or before ...
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Uganda: Amendment of trade mark regulations 
May 14, 2021

Uganda: Amendment of trade mark regulations 

Uganda’s trade mark regulations have been amended* and owners should note the following:  Trade mark agents: Registration is now ...
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Gambia: Is it possible to register trade marks through the ARIPO system? 
May 7, 2021

Gambia: Is it possible to register trade marks through the ARIPO system? 

Some background  ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation) is a...
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