Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co
In May 2017, the Israeli Innovation Authority, a division of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, issued new rules becoming applicable to Israeli companies that receive grants from...
Yigal Arnon & Co
Companies that have already registered a designated agent should be aware that they are required to register again using the new system before December 31, 2017.
Yigal Arnon & Co
We have previously commented on the broad intellectual property rights held by Israeli government funded hospitals (each, a "Government Hospital") in technology developed by their employees.
Reinhold Cohn & Partners
On January 2017, the Israeli Patents Office ("ILPO") published the results of an empirical study relating to pre-grant opposition proceedings.
Reinhold Cohn & Partners
The author's right of attribution, namely that the work will bear a designation of the author's name, constitutes part of the author's moral right in the work.
Fred-Young & Evans
PCT or Conventional Patent is a Patent application that had been registered in another country before.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Nigerian Court of Appeal recently ruled on the appeal filed by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (the Applicant at the Federal High Court, Lagos Division and...
Fred-Young & Evans
In Nigeria, for a trade mark to be registered, it must contain or consist of at least the name of a company, individual, or firm, represented in a special or particular manner...
Everlaw Associates
In Part 1 ["Quick Overview of Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria"] we looked at the basic Intellectual Property Rights that a Nigerian Information and Communication Technology firm should be concerned about.
Everlaw Associates
Registering and protecting foreign IPR in Nigeria is a necessity for any non-Nigerian business that desires to take a slice of the almost 200 Million strong import-dependent domestic market...
Gowling WLG
With a population of more than 140 million people, Russia has one of fastest-growing pharmaceutical industries in the world, increasing at a rate of more than 10% annually.
Spoor & Fisher
With effect from 22 August 2011, Rwanda will become a member of ARIPO.
Spoor & Fisher
Although Rwanda is said to be one of the world’s poorest countries, it is among the most forward- and outwardlooking of developing nations.
Spoor & Fisher
The Republic of Rwanda became the 144th PCT Contracting State on 31 May 2011. The PCT will enter into force for Rwanda on 31 August 2011 and Rwanda may be designated in PCT International applications as from this date.
KISCH IP
The relevant Act that governs and regulates labelling of wine products is the Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989 ("the LPA").
KISCH IP
A parallel import (also referred to as "grey goods") is a genuine product which is imported from another country without the consent of the Intellectual Property right owner.
KISCH IP
Nestlé, the Swiss confectionary company, may need to follow its KitKat slogan and take a break from its ten-year battle with Cadbury to get the particular shape of its four-fingered chocolate bar...
KISCH IP
With the release of the much-anticipated live action superhero movie starring Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman is in the limelight as never before.
Clyde & Co
A new UAE law (Cabinet Decision No. 3 of 2017), has confirmed that the late filing of Powers of Attorney before the Trade Mark Office is no longer permitted.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
What is the relevant trade mark authority in your jurisdiction? The United Arab Emirates ("UAE") Ministry of Economy is the responsible authority for trade marks in the UAE.
Gowling WLG
Here, we look at what these key changes could mean for you in terms of enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Gowling WLG
Civil law and common law traditions exert divergent influences on certain features of national copyright laws, which results in major differences between copyright law in civil law jurisdictions...
Cedar White Bradley
International Non-Proprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances are unique, regulated, globally recognized labels that are used to enable the identification of pharmaceutical substances (or their active ingredients).
ENSafrica
The fundamental requirement for trade mark protection through registration is, of course, distinctiveness and this excludes many of the names that companies opt to protect.
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Gowling WLG
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, a counterfeit medicine is "a medicine, which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to identity and/or source.
KISCH IP
CONGRATULATIONS you have manufactured a new craft beer and people love it!
ENSafrica
As anyone who's interested in trade mark law knows, it is possible to protect product shapes through trade mark registrations, but it isn't easy. In some countries, it's particularly difficult...
ENSafrica
These stories, such as the ones below, often make the points far better than we ever could.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Nigerian Court of Appeal recently ruled on the appeal filed by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (the Applicant at the Federal High Court, Lagos Division and...
ENSafrica
The SARB has now issued two circulars relating to IP and exchange control.
ENSafrica
The fundamental requirement for trade mark protection through registration is, of course, distinctiveness and this excludes many of the names that companies opt to protect.
Kosta Legal
During its 9th regular session on March 28, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis (an upper house of the Uzbek Parliament) approved several major changes in the Constitution and some legislative acts.
KISCH IP
Nestlé, the Swiss confectionary company, may need to follow its KitKat slogan and take a break from its ten-year battle with Cadbury to get the particular shape of its four-fingered chocolate bar...
Clyde & Co
A new UAE law (Cabinet Decision No. 3 of 2017), has confirmed that the late filing of Powers of Attorney before the Trade Mark Office is no longer permitted.
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