Region: Gambia

PepsiCo sells Tropicana brand; Oatly loses infringement suit; Banjul Protocol effective in The Gambia – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at OpSec Security launching an analytics tool to neutralise bad actor networks, a Scottish knitwear company winning an EUIPO appeal, and much more.

06 August 2021

The Banjul Protocol, Schweppes and a first-of-its-kind decision in Uganda: Legal Updates from Africa and the Middle East you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

29 July 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

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

Trademark licensing in Africa: an A-Z whistle-stop tour

With Africa proving to be a particularly lucrative region for brands seeking licensing opportunities, we examine what rights holders need to know about trademark licences from a swathe of nations across the continent.

01 October 2019

Shortened renewal terms for "old law" cases under transitional provisions of Industrial Property Act

The transitional provisions of the 2007 Industrial Property Act state that all “old law” cases (ie, all cases filed before April 2 2007) must either be renewed within 10 years of the new law coming into effect (ie, by April 2 2017) or at the end of their current 14-year term, whichever period first expires. The transitional provisions are being enforced, and will affect two categories of “old law” applications/registrations.

22 March 2017

War of words as parties disagree on ability of The Gambia to handle Madrid System

West African nation The Gambia became the newest country to join the Madrid Protocol last month. However, one local law firm has expressed concern over the Gambian IP office’s ability to properly process Madrid applications. For its part the office rejects talk of a backlog and insists it is ‘all systems go’ for international applications.

28 October 2015

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