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The Industrial Property Law of Mozambique (31 December 2015) established the requirement to submit a declaration of intention to use (DIU) for trademarks.
Pavestones Legal
Incorporate a Company in Nigeria at the CAC or partner with an existing Nigerian entity.
Resolution Law Firm
Patent registration in Nigeria is administered by a government agency, the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry, Commercial Law Department, Ministry of Trade & Investment, Abuja.
South Africa
Adams & Adams
Well-known musician Neil Young is suing the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, calling on the campaign to stop all use of his music at Trump rallies.
Adams & Adams
With the announcement on 22 June of President Ramaphosa's decision to refer the Copyright Amendment Bill (the "Bill") and the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill back to Parliament...
Adams & Adams
Intellectual property (IP) assets, although intangible and invisible, are financially quantifiable. This means that they can be traded and commercialised.
Adams & Adams
".com" domain names comprising generic words, such as, are very valuable pieces of online real estate.
South African patent law is derived from, and therefore quite similar to, British patent law.
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the judgment in the recent case of United States Patent and Trademark Office v that may in time be referred to as the " case".
Adams & Adams
The COVID19 pandemic has impacted quite dramatically on the operations IP and other government offices in Africa and the rest of the world.
United Arab Emirates
Abou Naja
Inventing a never thought of innovation is not an easy feat. But if done right, this innovation has the ability to incite your idea into an exciting world of new opportunities
Abou Naja
Brand owners of all sizes are increasingly realising the importance of applying intellectual property principles in their overall business strategy
Abou Naja
As industries race to gain a legal monopoly on their unique innovations through marks registration, we are inundated with an ever-increasing number of products with (™) and (®).
Abou Naja
Originally incepted to serve as a tool to facilitate communication among peers, the notion of social media has gone above and beyond and has caused a seismic shift in the way businesses'...
Abou Naja
These days when you say robotics or artificial intelligence (AI), the first thing that comes to mind is futuristic, state-of-the-art technology propelling and transforming the world.
Tethys Law Firm
Today, mobile phones and their applications, which we use to solve many problems, are quite firmly rooted in the everyday life of billions of people.
Recent news stories have once again shone a spotlight on the issue of trade secrets.
To be an inventor does not always mean that you come up with novel inventions but it often also encompasses a continuous search to add to, improve or modify existing inventions.
Adams & Adams
The Supreme Court of Zambia has recently handed down a judgment in favour of LA Group (Pty) Ltd, in a matter that commenced in 2013. Before reaching the Supreme Court of Zambia...
Inventa International
Although the use of trademarks, as a means to distinguish the goods of merchants and manufacturers, dates back to antiquity, the emergence of service marks is significantly more recent.
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