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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 our latest round-up, we look at Nike taking a kick at counterfeit footwear manufacturers, USPTO reopening a comment period on state sovereign immunity, ICANN inviting leadership applications, and much more.
26 January 2021
In our latest round-up, we look at João Negrão being appointed president of the Boards of Appeal at the EUIPO, GoDaddy launching a new IP tool, and much more.
20 November 2020
WTR traverses the whole of Africa to provide brand owners with a comprehensive guide to brand protection across the region.
08 July 2020
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) has launched a free online database as it bids to centralise IP records from across the continent.
19 September 2018
Research from <em>World Trademark Review</em> reveals the political issues that counsel say could significantly impact enforcement efforts, both now and in the future.
07 April 2018
In our latest news round-up we look at how the Zimbabwe government is pledging to tackle counterfeit goods, the brands being accused of using “underhand tricks” to fool consumers, and much more.
06 February 2018
A woman from Harare has been convicted under the Zimbabwe Trademarks Act of forging the DStv trademark and falsely claiming that she and her colleagues were authorised MultiChoice agents.
04 January 2018
A string of recent decisions finding that a mark’s ordinary meaning negatively affects its ability to serve as a unique indicator of source could have a significant impact on brand owners
01 May 2017
The Intellectual Property Tribunal Act 2001 and the Trademarks Amendment Act 2001 have been brought into operation by statutory instruments. The Trademarks Amendment Act updates the Trademarks Act, Chapter 26:04. It is particularly important to international trademark owners and practitioners because it addresses the issue of ARIPO trademark registrations and their effects under national law and practice.
12 November 2010
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