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Angola
Inventa
One of the requirements in Angola for the registration of any IP right through a legal representative is a power of attorney on behalf of the applicant.
Ethiopia
Adams & Adams
In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, the Ethiopian Supreme Court has issued a decision recognizing rights in an unregistered label trade mark in the context of opposition proceedings which culminated in an appeal to that court.
Nigeria
LeLaw Barristers & Solicitors
Some unfortunate or disastrous historic events like slavery, the holocaust, colonialism and the genocide of indigenous people have their roots in one category or race of people claiming superiority over others...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Over the years, authors and artistes have been faced with infringement issues across the world. In the era where hardcovers thrived, copyright authorities were able to curtail infringement to a very large extent.
AELEX
The last two decades has witnessed a rise in the use of the internet in general, and social media in particular.
Qatar
Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners
FIFA is also exempt from paying registration fees in respect of its trademarks, works, audio recordings, performer's rights, and radio broadcasts.
Saudi Arabia
United Trademark & Patent Services
The SAIP has been initiating swift actions against IP infringement. In its recent field inspection campaign, the SAIP in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce, the General Authority...
South Africa
Smit & Van Wyk
A question that inevitably arises is whether unregistered trade marks are afforded protection in South Africa and if so, to what extent.
Smit & Van Wyk
South Africa has a non-examining patent system, which means that once the formal requirements are complied with, a South African patent application will generally be accepted within nine to twelve months from the filing date of the application.
United Arab Emirates
Gowling WLG
In late 2021, the UAE Government issued 50 new laws, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the UAE.
Rouse
The United Arab Emirates has formally approved some of the most extensive legal reforms ever seen in the country.
United Trademark & Patent Services
On July 29, 2021, Law No. 11 of 2021 on Protection of Trademarks, Copyrights, and Related Rights of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) was issued by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
United Trademark & Patent Services
The Madrid Protocol is an international system for obtaining trademark protection in a number of countries and/or regions using a single application.
Dennemeyer Group
When entering a new market, it is vital to carefully analyze all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) that may be involved.
Hassan Elhais
Intellectual property covers any original ideas, designs, discoveries, inventions and creative work produced by an individual or group. Copyright, trademark, patent and design...
Worldwide
Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co
For the first time in history - Australian court rules that artificial intelligence can be registered as an inventor in a patent...
Dennemeyer Group
At Dennemeyer, we are committed to achieving and protecting IP rights for inventors.
Inventa
A patent prosecution process carried by a patent office takes a significant time lasting usually from three to six years.
Zimbabwe
B. W. Kahari Legal Practitioners
At the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Administrative Council Meetings held 6 to 9 December 2021 in Victoria Falls...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
On 6 December 2021, the Permanent Secretary for the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Mrs V. Mabiza opened the meeting of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization...
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