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Zambia finally promulgates a new Trade Marks Act
12 February 2024 The Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA), which is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in Zambia,...

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Libyan Trade Marks Office issues new regulations and resumes publication of accepted marks
Libyan Trade Marks Office issues new regulation...
Despite continuing conflict in Libya, the government is finally taking some steps to ensure prope...
Export of intellectual property assets by South African exchange control residents
Export of intellectual property assets by South...
11 December 2023 A common theme when dealing with transactional intellectual property (“IP”) matt...
Kenya: Look no further than the Copyright Act to expand the layer of IP protection
Kenya: Look no further than the Copyright Act t...
7 December 2023 While a 3D trade mark registration of labels and/or packaging used in relation to...
Shoprite Checkers vs Pick n Pay: A whole herd of horses from the same stable?
Shoprite Checkers vs Pick n Pay: A whole herd o...
18 November 2023 Typically, in the context of fast moving consumer goods, passing-off judgements ...
Registration of trade mark vs company name: Additional protection of trade marks in Nigeria
Registration of trade mark vs company name: Add...
9 October 2023 It is not uncommon to find a registered trade mark also registered as a company/bu...
Examining the intellectual property provisions in the Nigerian Startup Act 2022
Examining the intellectual property provisions ...
It has only been about 10 months since the enactment of the Nigerian Startup Act 2022 (hereinafte...
Improvements in the new Nigerian Copyright Act 2022
Improvements in the new Nigerian Copyright Act ...
Nigeria’s former president signed a new copyright bill into law on 17 March 2023. The new Copyrig...
Trade mark reservation in South Sudan
Trade mark reservation in South Sudan
Since its independence from Sudan in 2011, South Sudan has not enacted any intellectual property ...
A brief review of the Madrid International Registration system and its application in the OAPI member states
A brief review of the Madrid International Regi...
When OAPI initially joined the Madrid System in 2015, there was a lot of uncertainty regarding wh...
Burundi: Extension of renewal deadline for trade marks registered before 28 July 2009
Burundi: Extension of renewal deadline for trad...
Prior to 2009, all trade marks registered in Burundi were valid for an indefinite period. However...
Update: South Sudan
Update: South Sudan
South Sudan currently does not have any IP laws in place and the Trade Marks Registry has not bee...
Mandatory Recordation Process of trade marks in Kenya – What you need to know
Mandatory Recordation Process of trade marks in...
It is no longer news that registration of IPR with the Kenya Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) is ...