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Government services related to intellectual property appear unaffected by last month’s military action by the Sudanese military but it remains to be seen how long this remains the case.
18 November 2021
The International Intellectual Property Standards Group will launch in the coming months with the aim of advocating for improved standardisation at IP offices, WTR can reveal.
12 November 2021
In our latest round-up, we look at the South African IP office warning of email issues, a major new e-commerce platform launching in Kenya, and much more.
12 November 2021
A new report delves into health warnings and plain packaging on tobacco products, revealing a significant uptick in brand restrictions over the past couple of years.
10 November 2021
The Anti-counterfeit Network Africa has formally submitted a petition to the International Criminal Court proposing that deadly counterfeiting be listed as a crime against humanity.
04 November 2021
The GII assesses the specific strengths and weaknesses of African nations from a trademark perspective. This need-to-know information provides a fascinating IP-centric perspective on economic development.
28 October 2021
We continue our latest series of Legal Updates that you may have missed with insights on recent developments in Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
26 October 2021
With a petition set for the International Criminal Court, it is about time the dangers of counterfeit goods are considered among the list of crimes against humanity, argues our Saturday opinion.
23 October 2021
Recently, the Nigerian Patent Registry unexpectedly directed applicants whose patent applications failed short of the relevant requirements to file the applications as utility models patents. The move has caused concern as it is not backed by any legal provisions or framework.
18 October 2021
The UAE will become a member of the Madrid Protocol from 28 December 2021. This is a momentous development for UAE-based rights holders, as well as international rights holders looking for trademark protection in the UAE.
13 October 2021
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