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The pandemic and related effects of lockdown have had a big impact on the continent’s IP ecosystem. Vanessa Ferguson at Von Seidels runs through some of the most significant upheavals and sets out what rights holders should do to safeguard their brands.
27 May 2021
In the latest edition of our regular series on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the North African nation of Morocco.
29 November 2019
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
Morocco is set to become an increasingly important jurisdiction, acting as an access point for both European and African businesses to expand abroad. The government’s international outlook means this emerging market could be the new frontier for growing brands.
10 May 2019
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
The world is awash with counterfeit goods, with Africa proving no exception. In the first of part of our A-Z, we examine the anti-counterfeiting frameworks from Algeria to Morocco.
10 May 2018
In our latest round-up, we look at a warning about counterfeit make-up in China, Casablanca being labelled the “Eldorado of counterfeiting”, and much more.
03 April 2018
The new Industrial Property Law No 23/13, which amended the existing act, has come into force. Among other things, there will now be substantive examination of trademark applications, and the opposition procedure has been improved in that the term for issuing decisions has been reduced and, in cases where the applicant does not respond to a notice of opposition within a two-month period, the office will go ahead and make a decision.
08 May 2015
The Kingdom of Morocco has deposited its instrument of acceptance of the termination of the London Act of the Hague Agreement with WIPO. Morocco still remains a member of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. Presently, 13 African countries, as well as the regional organisation OAPI, are contracting parties to the Hague Agreement.
25 January 2013
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