Bitter battle sparked as OAPI punishes agents protesting Madrid membership 14 Apr 15
The African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) has suspended a number of lawyers and firms from representing clients at OAPI, in a bid to quell “significant tensions” over its recent decision to join the Madrid Protocol. One commentator has told World Trademark Review that the move poses a significant threat to the survival of those firms which specialise only in IP.
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