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FIRM NEWS & INSIGHTS

  • FAST MOVING KILLERS AND OTHER COUNTERFEITING TRENDS IN AFRICA
  • THE 'CALDERBANK OFFER' FINDS ITS WAY INTO SOUTH AFRICAN LAW
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • WHAT ROLE DO IP RIGHTS HAVE IN DISCOURAGING CULTURAL APPROPRIATION?
  • ADVERTISING LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • ZIMBABWE | AS IT HAPPENED
  • A 'TUTU' BEAUTIFUL DESIGN BY AN IP-SAVVY DESIGNER
  • THE PRINCIPLE OF REMOTENESS OF DAMAGES
  • OF SEE-THRU FENCES AND LIQUORICE ALLSORTS | COCHRANE v M-SYSTEMS
  • REELING IN CYBERCRIMINALS | CATCH.. AND RELEASE?!

AFRICA JURISDICTION NEWS

  • TRADE MARKS | CAUTIONARY NOTICES NOW POSSIBLE IN SOMALIA
  • DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • AFRICA IP CASE STUDY | A 'STEP' TOWARD BETTER HYGIENE IN AFRICA'S HOSPITALS
  • AFRICA’S LARGEST IP LAW FIRM CEMENTS POSITION AS SOUTH AFRICA’S FINEST
  • ZIMBABWE | AS IT HAPPENED
  • ANGOLA | UPDATE ON REGISTRY PAYMENT PROCEDURES
  • OAPI | SPLIT IN IP DIRECTORATE IMMINENT
  • ZIMBABWE | ADVERTISING AUTHORITY GAINS MOMENTUM
  • ANGOLA | SECOND PHASE OF RECORDS UPDATE UNDERWAY
  • OAPI | NEW LOGO ADOPTED

MULTIMEDIA POSTS

  • ADVERTISING LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • SOUTH AFRICA'S COPYRIGHT LAWS | VOICE OF WITS
  • LOUIS VUITTON AND THE BASOTHO BLANKET | POWER FM
  • HELPING A YOUNG MOM WITH HER STUDIES | GOOD MORNING ANGELS
  • WHAT IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY? | POWER FM
  • COUNTING THE COST OF UNLICENSED SOFTWARE
  • CASHING IN ON MADIBA'S LEGACY
  • THERE'S THIS LAWYER | GERARD DU PLESSIS
  • THERE'S THIS LAWYER | SAJIDHA GAMIELDIEN
  • THERE'S THIS LAWYER | JAC MARAIS

IP COMMERCIALISATION

  • BOOST YOUR BUSINESS AT THE 2018 BDTV SME SUMMIT
  • DOES ADeC's LOGO INFRINGE THE ANC's IP RIGHTS?
  • BLUE GLOVES FOR STROKE AWARENESS
  • SOUTH AFRICA'S COPYRIGHT LAWS | VOICE OF WITS
  • USE IT OR LOSE IT! HOW AN ICONIC BUT FORGOTTEN BRAND WAS RESURRECTED IN THE USA
  • HOT IP TOPICS IN JULY | IP LIVE TOP FIVE
  • LOUIS VUITTON AND THE BASOTHO BLANKET | POWER FM
  • ROCK ON! HAND GESTURES AS TRADE MARKS
  • HOT IP TOPICS IN JUNE | IP LIVE TOP FIVE
  • A SUGGESTED FRANCHISING PLAN FOR AFRICA

PUBLICATIONS & CHAPTERS

  • TRADEMARKS 2018 | GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH
  • GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH | FRANCHISE 2018
  • THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REVIEW | SOUTH AFRICA CHAPTER
  • GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH | DOMAINS & DOMAIN NAMES
  • GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH | ADVERTISING & MARKETING
  • GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH | PATENTS
  • REPORT | IP DEVELOPMENTS IN AFRICA
  • Africa Update 2016 Edition
  • Guide to IP in Africa
  • Commercial Law in Africa

REPORTS & FINDINGS

Madrid in Africa

How effective is the Madrid trade mark registration system in Africa? Read the latest Madrid in Africa Report by Adams & Adams.

The Botswana Registry has communicated that all of the data that was entered and updated on the IPAS database has been lost.

The Registrar of Trade Marks confirmed that due to backlogs the current examination timeline in The Gambia is 26 months.

The Ghana Registrar has admitted that his office is not able to examine marks routinely within WIPO’s deadlines