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The fact that a term is common does not necessarily mean that a disclaimer must be entered: the term must be common in relation to the goods or services in question.
26 September 2023
The judgment will put to bed the conflict between prior registered trademarks and company names in Nigeria.
08 September 2023
The nominations period is open for the prestigious WTR Industry Awards 2024 and the forthcoming edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals.
06 September 2023
The Egyptian government has marked a "transformative milestone" with the formation of the Egyptian Intellectual Property Authority.
05 September 2023
Several well-known perfume companies - including Armani, Chloe, Hugo Boss, Lancôme and L'Oréal - have lost their trademark infringement case against an Israeli maker of ‘smell-alike’ perfumes.
04 September 2023
Following the launch of its National IP Strategy in 2022, Egypt has now issued a new law relating to the establishment of the Egyptian Intellectual Property Agency.
25 August 2023
Don't miss out on the chance to honour the luminaries of the trademark industry.
23 August 2023
A recent case emphasises the need to align the register of companies and the register of trademarks as regards the reservation of company names.
15 August 2023
The ruling highlights the importance of a thorough and holistic assessment of trademarks in infringement cases.
28 July 2023
While a new platform has recently been proposed, a failure to properly address the failings of the current platform would represent a disaster for trademark prosecution in Nigeria.
26 July 2023
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