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01 October 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.

29 June 2018

First registered Mozambican GI: the rise of GIs in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Mozambican goat market has recently obtained a registration for the 'Tete goat' as GI. This is the first registered Mozambican GI and a milestone in the history of the nation.

15 September 2017

Changes in Mozambique and Kenya to trademark applications and renewals

The Mozambique Industrial Property Institute has announced that it will increase its official fees for the filing and prosecution of trademark and patent applications. In Kenya, the Registrar of Trademarks has published practice directions which effectively remove the additional 30-day notice period for the renewal of trademarks.

14 November 2016

Refiling of previously refused trademark applications now allowed

Mozambique is one of a number of African countries that are revamping their IP legislation. The Mozambique Intellectual Property Institute has recently issued a notification on changes to the IP Code published last year, including clarification that the code does not prevent the filing of new applications for trademarks that were previously refused registration.