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FIRM NEWS & INSIGHTS

  • COMMERCIAL COURT REVIVED TO SPEED UP LITIGATION PROCESS
  • NETWORK MEETING DISCUSSES ROLE OF IP IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
  • REPORT | AFRICA ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT - TOP 20
  • MODERN FAMILIES | SURROGACY IS AN OPTION
  • SHARING IS NOT CARING – IT’S IN YOUR NDA
  • AFRICA | SOCIO-ECONOMIC THUMBNAIL - Q3 2018
  • THE PROTECTION OF WELL-KNOWN TRADE MARKS IN ANGOLA
  • ROAD ACCIDENT FUND TRIVIA: WHAT IS A MOTOR VEHICLE?
  • THE STATE LIABILITY AMENDMENT BILL | A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE
  • BREXIT AND THE FUTURE PROTECTION FOR OWNERS OF EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARKS (EUTMs)

AFRICA JURISDICTION NEWS

  • MALAWI BECOMES LATEST MEMBER OF MADRID SYSTEM
  • NIGERIA | NATIONAL STRIKE WILL AFFECT REGISTRY OPERATIONS
  • BOTSWANA | REGISTRY INTERRUPTION EXPECTED
  • NETWORK MEETING DISCUSSES ROLE OF IP IN EMERGING ECONOMIES
  • WIPO COURSE AIMS TO LIFT PATENT DRAFTING PROFICIENCY IN AFRICA
  • REPORT | AFRICA ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT - TOP 20
  • URGENT NOTICE REGARDING LIBYA TRADEMARKS OFFICE
  • AFRICA | SOCIO-ECONOMIC THUMBNAIL - Q3 2018
  • THE PROTECTION OF WELL-KNOWN TRADE MARKS IN ANGOLA
  • TRADE MARK PROTECTION IN RWANDA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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  • 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
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IP COMMERCIALISATION

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  • BLUE GLOVES FOR STROKE AWARENESS
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  • 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

PUBLICATIONS & CHAPTERS

  • PATENT LITIGATION IN SOUTH AFRICA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • 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

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