Region: Africa & Middle East

Have your say on the state of the trademark industry

Trademark practitioners are invited to share their experience of the past 12 months and brand protection predictions for the future.

29 March 2022

WTR Brand Elite analysis: February 2022

Featured in Stock market performance

The WTR Brand Elite tumbled nine points in the month ending 28 February, hitting its lowest level in a year.

22 March 2022

Online marketplaces in Saudi Arabia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Saudi Arabia.

16 March 2022

Government MDAs ordered to migrate to Nigeria’s second-level domain

Under a recently approved policy, federal government ministries, departments and agencies must migrate their websites and official email addresses from generic extensions to Nigeria’s second-level domain.

03 March 2022

Recent developments in IP law and practice - what you need to know

The most significant change at the Uganda Registration Service Bureau has been the shift from manual to online filing, which became inevitable due to the covid-19 pandemic.

02 March 2022

Trademarks in Yemen: brands warned that enforcement challenge remains

Four years after a second IP office opened in Yemen, rights holders still face significant challenges in obtaining and enforcing trademark protection in the Middle Eastern nation.

17 February 2022

Transformation and scandal – OAPI introduces raft of trademark changes amid turbulent few months

After a “turbulent period”, the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) has introduced a raft of new measures to improve its trademark and GI ecosystem.

01 February 2022

Chanel and FIFA feature in Legal Updates from Africa and the Middle East that you may have missed

We continue our series of instalments with takeaways from decisions in Israel, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey and recent developments in the United Arab Emirates.

27 January 2022

Urgent action needed as filing and processing of applications on new online platform come to a standstill

The fanfare that accompanied the introduction of the new online filing platform has now been replaced by outcry, as some of the new features have brought applications to a halt.

25 January 2022

Trademark franchising in Nigeria: the impact of the NOTAP Act and what brands need to know

In an exclusive guest post, experts from Jackson, Etti & Edu reveal what foreign brands should know when entering Africa’s most populous jurisdiction.

24 January 2022

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