Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Nigeria has a growing market for software products, and businesses have developed an increased need for this technology tool, to adapt to market changes, augment business processes...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
In mid-2007, I was privileged to be part of the legal team that represented the RIAA in its fight against LIMEWIRE for peer-to-peer online piracy of numerous sound recordings belonging to various artistes ...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Both a hashtag and a catchphrase can be protected by intellectual property rights, usually by registering them as trademarks.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Patents protect innovation by providing the inventor with a twenty-year, exclusive right to a patentable invention. Different jurisdictions have various criteria that must be satisfied before an innovative or ...
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Celebrities often have two streams of income, one for the work they are known for (like acting, singing, dancing, stand-up comedies etc
Kadasa IP
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Saudi Arabia, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
NJQ & Associates
Trademark assignments, however, will be subject to an increase in official fees.
Al Tamimi & Company
Special 301 Report (the "Report") is a United States congressional mandated document that reflects the U.S. Administration's views on the protection and enforcement of U.S. intellectual property (IP) rights globally.
Al Tamimi & Company
Having a website is essential for any business wishing to have an online presence. In doing so, brand owners are well advised to take control of their domain name management.
Clyde & Co
As the importance of a knowledge-based economy quickly emerges in Saudi Arabia, intellectual property (IP) assets will play an increasing role.
ENSafrica
We have, on many occasions, discussed the fact that a trade mark does not need to be a word or a logo.
ENSafrica
"Marketing should always be seen as an investment rather than a cost, once you know the value of your brands you can better manage them and monitor the effectiveness of the investment".
KISCH IP
What do you do when your distributor terminates your Supply and Distribution Contract stating that it is more economical for them to acquire the products from another company (Company A)?
KISCH IP
An interesting thing about patent specifications, and one which many people tend to forget, is that they don't need to be scientifically accurate in order to be filed and published.
KISCH IP
Over 150 million people worldwide recently downloaded the very popular FaceApp after Hollywood celebrities started posting images of their edited faces in a social media challenge using the hashtag
ENSafrica
The issue of who holds the copyright in national anthems is not one that comes up much, but it is one that the Ugandan Court of Appeal recently had to consider.
Angualia Busiku & Co. Advocates
What is a trade mark? Different authorities have given the meaning of a trademark.
Angualia Busiku & Co. Advocates
Registration of trademarks in Uganda is enabled by the Principal Legislation on trademarks in Uganda the Trademarks Act No.7 of 2010 that repealed the Trademarks Act Cap 217.
Angualia Busiku & Co. Advocates
Opposition may be made by any person claiming prior rights to exclusive use of the mark or any other interested person that has sufficient grounds.
ENSafrica
The Industrial Property Bill that was passed on the 22nd August 2013 was accepted into Ugandan law on the 6th January 2014.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
INTA's Anticounterfeiting Committee, Middle East and Africa Subcommittee recently held two policy dialogues in the United Arab Emirates to discuss the issue of online counterfeiting
STA Law Firm
The copyright law in India is in equal parity with the standards set by the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
DLA Piper
Following our client alert on 14 July about the reductions in the UAE official trade mark fees relating to official government registration and renewal of trade marks
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
To ensure efficiency and streamlining with international best practice, namely in trademark prosecution and the enforcement of registered rights, the UAE Ministry of Economy
DLA Piper
The UAE is one of the most expensive regions in the World when it comes to the trade mark registration process.
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Nigeria has a growing market for software products, and businesses have developed an increased need for this technology tool, to adapt to market changes, augment business processes...
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Patent protection of living organisms, or substances derived from them, has long been a locus of confusion and controversy in law. Recently, however,
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Following our client alert on 14 July about the reductions in the UAE official trade mark fees relating to official government registration and renewal of trade marks
STA Law Firm
The copyright law in India is in equal parity with the standards set by the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
Adams & Adams
Hya Matla Organics has found a way to deal with a plant that is choking SA's waterways
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
To ensure efficiency and streamlining with international best practice, namely in trademark prosecution and the enforcement of registered rights, the UAE Ministry of Economy
KISCH IP
Africa, the world's second largest continent, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies.
Banwo & Ighodalo
Concerted efforts have been made over the years at promoting IP rights in Nigeria with some positive results being achieved.
KISCH IP
Have you enlisted the assistance of a third-party graphic designer to create a new logo or corporate identity for your rebrand?
Benchmac & Ince
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with the largest economy in the continent and a fast-growing services sector with an increasing need for consumer goods.
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