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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
In our latest round-up, we look at industry groups teaming up to fight pirates, a call for fake pharmaceutical stories, IP Australia announcing a new indigenous knowledge initiative, and much more.
18 September 2020
In our latest round-up, we look at Huawei filing a lawsuit against a rival Chinese mobile maker, POW! Entertainment hitting back over Stan Lee lawsuit, Alt Legal acquiring MarkTend, and much more.
01 October 2019
The African Intellectual Property Organisation’s recent changes to the Bangui Agreement are due to have a significant effect on trademark rights. Although the revised agreement is not yet in force, IP practitioners should start familiarising themselves with the new system
01 May 2019
In our latest edition, we look at INTA and the National Trade Foundation for Education partnering up to spread the anti-counterfeiting message, a study highlights how brands need to showcase their authenticity, and much more.
23 April 2019
The three organisations have signed an agreement pledging increased technical cooperation, and is a continuation of rising IP collaboration in Africa.
15 October 2018
In our latest round-up, we look at the IP office of Chile extending deadlines for Japanese applicants, the WHOIS reform group at loggerheads, Indonesia stepping up anti-piracy efforts, and much more.
18 September 2018
Law firm practitioners in jurisdictions that have adopted the Madrid Protocol in recent years have shared their experience in an exclusive survey. While some praised the system, other were scathing about its impact.
24 July 2018
The former director general of OAPI, Paulin Edou Edou, has been accused of signing his own accreditation to be an OAPI trademark agent while still in office. It comes as a court reverses the suspension of IP attorneys for allegedly protesting OAPI’s accession to the Madrid Protocol.
13 March 2018
OAPI has launched a new programme in an ongoing effort to introduce and expand geographical indications (GIs) across its 17 member states. This is the first major project from OAPI’s new director general.
04 December 2017
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