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Whenever reference is made to a work of art named "The Thinker" in Angola, most people will think of the statuette "The Chokwe Thinker" ("O Pensador").
Inventa International
There have been many changes in 2020 to procedures for registering industrial property rights in Angola, particularly with regard to trademark registration.
Cape Verde
Inventa International
The receipt of an official notification requesting the payment of registration and certificate fees is one of the most eagerly awaited moments in the trademark registration process ...
Adams & Adams
The much needed developments aim to address the rapidly transforming corporate landscape in Nigeria.
Resolution Law Firm
A patent priority is said to take effect where a patentee who files a patent application in a foreign country which is a signatory of the Paris Cooperation Treaty has the right to within 12 months file an identical or same application in Nigeria and subsequently claims priority based on the first application in the foreign country.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Not all creations of the mind are regarded as intellectual property protectable under intellectual property laws in Nigeria, as these laws stipulate the criteria that must be satisfied...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Discussions on the intersection between sports and intellectual property have thickened in the global atmosphere already and the percolating storm..
Sao Tome and Principe
Inventa International
Every financial year, applicants settle a budget for their trademark portfolio, which involves examining expenses for new applications and maintaining existing rights, prosecution, litigation, and disbursements, among other things.
Saudi Arabia
United Trademark & Patent Services
Saudi Arabia Intellectual Property Office has recently launched a service for registration of collective marks which is in parallel with the international practice.
Inventa International
The Somalia Trademarks Office resumed operations at the end of 2019, when the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued Ministerial Decree 1/2019, stipulating that trademark registrations...
South Africa
Adams & Adams
Pursuant to the provisions of the Somali Trade Mark Law No. 3 of 22 January 1955, and its amendment by Law No. 33 of 18 January 1975...
It's not easy keeping track of Elon Musk – the one week he's the richest man on the planet, the next week he's a mere second.
In the context of patents, the principle of exhaustion of rights is an important one, albeit one that comes up infrequently in court judgments.
A recent UK judgment on so-called "bait and switch" is worth a look.
Two recent trade mark news stories are worth discussing.
United Arab Emirates
United Trademark & Patent Services
Following the recent GCC Supreme Council meeting, the GCC Patent office will no longer be accepting new patent filings as of January 6th 2021.
Inventa International
"Inventa IP Review" is an annual compilation with the main Intellectual Property (IP) topics that occurred in the previous year.
Inventa International
In recent years, the investment from Chinese companies has increased substantially. Chinese companies operating in Africa have contributed to the development of certain industries in different countries on African continent.
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Zambia, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
B. W. Kahari Legal Practitioners
In an effort to contain the recent upsurge in COVID 19 cases, the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe announced a 30 day nationwide lockdown which commenced on 05 January 2021.
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