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Israel
JMB Davis Ben-David Ltd.
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Israel, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Nigeria
Pavestones Legal
Trademarks are unique marks or a combination of marks used to distinguish the goods or services offered by a business. Trademarks of successful businesses are often subject to infringement by competitors attempting to exploit their good will.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
IP rights have become increasingly relevant in today's innovation-driven economy. They play significant roles in the growth of businesses and constitute a considerable portion...
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
In recent times, record labels (the major recruiter of music artistes), have shifted from the traditional record deals that they oblige they oblige prospective signee artistes...
Kenna Partners
Artist and illustrator Yas Imamura on seeing her art for sale on unauthorized products online said "it felt like my heart was being ripped out".
South Africa
ENSafrica
In this article we discuss two unusual copyright issues that IP lawyers would never have had to consider a few years back.
ENSafrica
Football players are brands, often very valuable brands. Football clubs are brands too, and they're also often very valuable.
Smit & Van Wyk
It is also important to consider the prosecution process in the particular country, which can often result in a costly and time-consuming process.
Adams & Adams
The President of the Republic of Seychelles H.E. Wavel Ramkalawan, signed the instrument of accession to the Harare Protocol on 26th August 2021 which was received by ARIPO on 1 October 2021.
Inventa International
The worldwide success of African music hits can lead to mixed feelings: happiness over its long-deserved recognition, but also concern that the artists will not get their dues.
ENSafrica
We all have our fair share of embarrassing moments, even Rihanna, the wealthiest female musician in world, has had to weather the embarrassment of several legal battles with her father.
Adams & Adams
Traditionally, formal documents (i.e. Forms P.3/D.3, P.26 and assignments) for filing in support of patent and design applications had to be executed by way of an original/wet signature.
Adams & Adams
Recent reports of a sharp increase in the number of South African patent applications that are being filed along with requests for expedited acceptance brings to mind the well-known fable of the tortoise and the hare.
Tanzania
Adams & Adams
In November 2018, Yimei Hotel Management (Shenzhen) Limited ("the Applicant") applied to register trade mark no. ZN/S/2018/461 as a service mark in class 43.
Uganda
Adams & Adams
On 5th February 2021, Uganda published their Trademark (Amendment) Regulations No. 9 of 2021 (the Amendment)) which amends Trademark Regulations No.58 of 2012 (the Regulations).
United Arab Emirates
Rouse
Federal Law number 11 of 2021 on Regulation and Protection of Industrial Property Rights come into force on 30 November.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
On September 28, 2021, the Government of the United Arab Emirates deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol
Zambia
ERIC SILWAMBA, JALASI AND LINYAMA Legal Practitioners
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Zambia, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Zimbabwe
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
Related rights or more accurately Neighbouring rights are rights that in certain respect resemble copyright. These rights are not copyright but based on work protected by copyright...
Adams & Adams
Although the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) has welcomed the fact that its Industrial Property Automated System (IPAS) is up and running again...
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