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EUIPO enforcement portal, most cyber-attacked brands, and ACG anti-counterfeiting award winners: news digest

In our latest edition, we look at changes to Canadian registrations occurring next week, Unilever seeing a pay-off from purpose-led brands, brands being reminded to renew marks in Rwanda, and much more.

EUIPO enforcement portal, most cyber-attacked brands, and ACG anti-counterfeiting award winners: news digest
Protecting IP in Africa’s free trade environment: a “monumental task” for negotiators
12 Jun 2019

Protecting IP in Africa’s free trade environment: a “monumental task” for negotiators

A free trade area spanning the continent of Africa is a step closer to becoming reality, with 7 July announced as the date of official launch. We look at the range of IP challenges this will create.

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1 Oct 2019

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. Read more

15 Aug 2016

Venturing into Africa: law firm opportunity and risk in an evolving IP landscape

For this week’s blog post from the <em>WTR 1000</em> research team, it is timely to consider the current state of trademark protection in Africa.

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14 Jul 2016

Changes to IP practice in Rwanda

There have been recent changes made to IP practice in Rwanda. This is as a result of Ministerial Orders dated March 17 2016 (published in the <i>Official Gazette</i> on April 20 2016, but only made available on May 10 2016).

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9 Nov 2012

Rwanda takes over management of '.rw'

Rwanda has finally obtained from ICANN the right to manage its own ccTLD, ‘.rw’, which was previously in the hands of a foreign individual. This is a victory for the Rwandan government which, in the past few years, has been giving increased importance to ICT innovations and development, and has been working on making the country a technological hub for the entire East African region.

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