Region: Africa & Middle East

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 VisitQatar.com; 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

Nivea wins men's shower gel packaging dispute in South Africa

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Koni Multinational Brands against a ruling that its Connie men's shower gel products are confusingly similar to those of Nivea.

13 May 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Israel

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

It is possible, although not mandatory, for rights holders to file a complaint while recording their registered trademarks with Customs.

11 May 2021

The Gambia joins Banjul Protocol; UGG dispute latest; Venezuelan IPO reduces fees – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nextbite adding more celebrity virtual brands to its portfolio, Native American tribes including tribal insignias in the USPTO's database for free, and much more.

07 May 2021

Covid, GIs, China, Philippines, UAE – five big takeaways from USTR’s 2021 Special 301

The Office of the US Trade Representative has published its 2021 Special 301 Report, the first to be released under the Biden administration.

04 May 2021

Legislative changes and key decisions from the Middle East and Africa region analysed

Each quarter we will be running a series of pieces presenting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed. For our next instalment we turn our attention to the Middle East and Africa.

03 May 2021

Walmart takes on Kanye West; EUIPO extends presence in Africa; Crayola teams up with Build-A-Bear – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO seeking innovation medal nominations, the McCarthy Institute heading to Arizona, delivery apps changing the branding game, and much more.

30 April 2021

Djibouti – a sea of opportunities

Everything brand owners need to know about trademark registration in Djibouti.

29 April 2021

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