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FIRM NEWS & INSIGHTS

  • SWAZILAND | HOPES FADE FOR NEW TRADE MARK AMENDMENT BILL
  • NEW TRADE MARK LEGISLATION FOR MALAWI
  • ARIPO WORKING GROUP CLARIFIES FEES DEADLINES
  • REPORT | THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MADRID SYSTEM IN AFRICA
  • SOUTH AFRICA A STEP CLOSER TO PLAIN PACKAGING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
  • GDPR | MUST SOUTH AFRICANS COMPLY?
  • THE DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF MEDICINES IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • SECTION 14 OF THE KENYAN TRADE MARKS ACT IS ENFORCEABLE EVEN IN THE ABSENCE OF A REGISTERED TRADE MARK
  • OFFENCE IS THE BEST DEFENCE IN ANTI-COUNTERFEITING | GODFREY BUDELI
  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | CAPE TALK RADIO

AFRICA JURISDICTION NEWS

  • SWAZILAND | HOPES FADE FOR NEW TRADE MARK AMENDMENT BILL
  • NEW TRADE MARK LEGISLATION FOR MALAWI
  • ARIPO WORKING GROUP CLARIFIES FEES DEADLINES
  • REPORT | THE APPLICABILITY OF THE MADRID SYSTEM IN AFRICA
  • THE DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF MEDICINES IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • SECTION 14 OF THE KENYAN TRADE MARKS ACT IS ENFORCEABLE EVEN IN THE ABSENCE OF A REGISTERED TRADE MARK
  • 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
  • AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR ADAMS & ADAMS PROFESSIONALS

MULTIMEDIA POSTS

  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | CAPE TALK RADIO
  • 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

IP COMMERCIALISATION

  • WOMEN IN IP | GLOBAL TOP 250
  • 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

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