Region: Africa & Middle East

Latest amendments to Uganda’s Trademark Regulations come into effect

Everything brand owners need to know about the recent changes to Ugandan trademark legislation.

10 June 2021

Push for the protection and promotion of GIs in Nigeria

Nigeria still relies on crude oil as its main export and economic driver. However, it is believed that, with a strategic IP legislation on GIs, non-oil exports could be better harnessed to achieve economic diversification.

08 June 2021

Can gambling and casino trademarks be protected in Egypt?

Although casinos are permitted in Egypt, they can only be used by tourists, creating a number of intriguing IP rights issues when it comes to what constitutes legal and illegal services.

03 June 2021

Emerging threats and trends in online brand protection; share your insights

WTR is asking readers to share their experience of the online brand protection environment in the past 12 months, in an effort to identify how practice is evolving in response to emerging threats.

02 June 2021

How covid-19 has hit anti-counterfeiting in Africa and what brand owners can do to fight back

The pandemic and related effects of lockdown have had a big impact on the continent’s IP ecosystem. Vanessa Ferguson at Von Seidels runs through some of the most significant upheavals and sets out what rights holders should do to safeguard their brands.

27 May 2021

ARIPO sets plans to further digitise processes at working group hearing

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation has hosted the 10th working group session to discuss improvements to its online platform and streamline administrative procedures. 

27 May 2021

Amazon, Apple and Facebook teams top the list as world’s leading corporate trademark professionals revealed

Released today, the fifth edition of WTR 300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals identifies the individuals deemed to be the leading lights of the corporate trademark world.

24 May 2021

Gambia ratifies the Banjul Protocol

As Gambia has deposited its instrument of ratification with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation and joined the Banjul Protocol, here is what brand owners should know about registering trademarks in the jurisdiction going forward.

20 May 2021

The Gambia accedes to the Banjul Protocol – key points and concerns

Just under a year since the accession of Mozambique, The Gambia has also acceded to the Banjul Protocol, bringing the total membership up to 12 countries. However, it is currently doubtful whether ARIPO registrations would be enforceable in the country.

17 May 2021

Qatar Airways decries; Donuts launches anti-phishing tool; INTA to hold free legal clinic – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at brands risking a boycott for poor ad placement, new plans for the Victoria’s Secret brand, and much more.

14 May 2021

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