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FIRM NEWS & INSIGHTS

  • DOES ADeC's LOGO INFRINGE THE ANC's IP RIGHTS?
  • INSIGHTS | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN SOMALILAND
  • SOUTH AFRICA'S COPYRIGHT LAW IS ON A KNIFE-EDGE
  • ARIPO SIGNS PPH AGREEMENT WITH CHINESE PATENT OFFICE
  • INTERVIEW | IS YOUR ORGANISATION READY FOR POPI?
  • EGYPT | AMENDMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES FOR PATENTS
  • POSITIVE INVESTMENT REFORM IN EGYPT PROMPTS URGENCY TO SECURE BRAND PROTECTION
  • TRADEMARKS 2018 | GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH
  • DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY | GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH
  • SANDTON & CAPE TOWN LAW SEMINAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS LATEST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIAL LAW DEVELOPMENTS

AFRICA JURISDICTION NEWS

  • OAPI | URGENT RENEWAL RECOMMENDATIONS
  • INSIGHTS | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN SOMALILAND
  • SOUTH AFRICA'S COPYRIGHT LAW IS ON A KNIFE-EDGE
  • NO INVENTION LEFT BEHIND | ADAMS & ADAMS JOINS INVENTOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
  • ARIPO SIGNS PPH AGREEMENT WITH CHINESE PATENT OFFICE
  • TUNISIA | EUROPEAN PATENT VALIDATIONS ADVISORY
  • ZIMBABWE | REGISTRY AND ARIPO STILL OPERATIONAL DESPITE POLITICAL CRISIS
  • DRC | NEW OFFICIAL IP FEES APPLIED FROM 11 NOVEMBER 2017
  • EGYPT | AMENDMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES FOR PATENTS
  • POSITIVE INVESTMENT REFORM IN EGYPT PROMPTS URGENCY TO SECURE BRAND PROTECTION

MULTIMEDIA POSTS

  • 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
  • THERE'S THIS LAWYER | GODFREY BUDELI

IP COMMERCIALISATION

  • 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
  • THREE IP LESSONS FROM THE FIDGET SPINNER

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