Region: Africa & Middle East

Tracking fakes: revealing the most popular regions for buyers of counterfeit goods

New research from WTR reveals where people searching for counterfeit goods are residing, uncovering a significant difference between brands.

13 January 2021

Navigating the Kenya trademark landscape: what the future holds after recent developments

The Intellectual Property Bill 2020 is only the latest in a series of developments that rights holders need to know about when building their brands in Kenya.

04 January 2021

Courtroom prowess proves resilience of award-winning Jaguar Land Rover brand

Jaguar Land Rover’s recent prosecution successes send a clear message on how seriously the company considers its IP protection – earning the group tasked with such efforts the WTR Europe, Middle East and Africa Team of the Year Award.

30 December 2020

Trademarks during covid: exclusive insights from law firm experts in Africa

WTR presents insights on how the events of 2020 shaped the trademark practice of Karien Postma and Kay Rickelman at pan-African law firm Spoor & Fisher.

29 December 2020

Trademarks during the year of covid: exclusive insights from law firm experts in England and Israel

WTR presents exclusive insights on how the events of 2020 shaped the trademark practice of Chris McLeod from Elkington and Fife and Ronit Barzik-Soffer from Reinhold Cohn Group.

22 December 2020

Trademark registration in Somalia and Somaliland – what you need to know

The Somalia Trademarks Office resumed operations at the end of 2019, when the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued Ministerial Decree 1/2019, stipulating that trademark registrations are once again permitted. The decree is based on Somali Trademark Law 3 (1955), as amended by Law 33 (1975) and Law 3 (1987).

17 December 2020

Who are the innovators of the trademark industry? Nominate and have your say

WTR is seeking nominations to recognise the innovators in the trademark industry as part of a new project – and it will only take a couple of minutes to do so.

14 December 2020

Global data analysis reveals Angola’s varying trademark landscape

While Angola has been on the radars of multinationals for two decades now, there have been fluctuations in interest in such companies registering their trademarks there. While the peak in registrations was in 2014, there are signs that these are on the up again, making it crucial to examine who is registering in Angola.

10 December 2020

A fond farewell to Fernando dos Santos – Bemanya Twebaze elected new director general of ARIPO

In a tribute to ex-African Regional Intellectual Property Office director general Fernando dos Santos and in introduction of successor Bemanya Twebaze, Inventa International reflects on eight years of dos Santos’ leadership and what the next term will bring.

03 December 2020

Ranked: the IP offices with the most accessible web platforms

New data from WTR identifies the national IP offices with websites that are most accessible for users, including those with vision or motor impairment.

30 November 2020

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