Mondaq Middle East & Africa: Intellectual Property
Anjarwalla & Khanna
In an organisation where employees are involved in generating creative or innovative work outputs such as software solutions, apps or designs concepts, would they be entitled to ownership of such work if they were to make claims?
Adams & Adams
The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) relocated to its new offices at the junction of Musa Gitau Road & Kabarisan Avenue on 2 January 2018.
Adams & Adams
In Fibrelink Limited v Star Television Productions Limited, the High Court of Kenya heard an appeal against an earlier decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks in an opposition by the Respondent against the ...
Inventa International
The Authorities of Kenya have published, on April 10th 2018, The Statue Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, 2018, a legislation for the amendments of several laws, in which the Industrial Property Act, 2001 (No. 3 of 2001), ...
ENSafrica
Brand owners should take note of the launch of .ke, the internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Kenya on 23 July 2017.
ENSafrica
This article follows one published in April 2017, on the draft Industrial Property Bill which had been published in the Mauritius Government Gazette.
ENSafrica
A recent decision of the Mauritian Industrial Property Tribunal (the "Tribunal") will provide some comfort to international brand owners. The case involved an application
IPvocate Africa
Mauritius follows a system of national exhaustion whereby owners of trade marks and designs can take action against parallel imported goods.
IPvocate Africa
This means that third parties are only made aware of the existence of a trade mark once it has been registered by the OAPI administration and published for opposition.
ENSafrica
This issue came up in Europe recently.
Adams & Adams
The National Intellectual Property Policy, launched in Malawi in May 2019, is part of the Malawian government's Growth and Development Strategy III
ENSafrica
"Powerful AI systems could hold the key to some of the mega challenges facing humanity – from the cure for cancer to workable solutions for reversing climate
ENSafrica
Trade mark law in South Africa is very similar to trade mark law in the UK. That makes a recent UK trade mark decision regarding Claridge's of interest to us.
ENSafrica
There has been much in the news about Spider-Man of late, and it is not just about his role in the whole hullabaloo surrounding the cosmic super-villain, Thanos, wiping out half the universe in a recent Avengers movie.
The Legal Group
The protection of trade names is crucial for companies and trade name owners. The illegal use of these names by unauthorized entities reflects bad faith and negatively affects the business operations
The Legal Group
The protection of Intellectual Property Rights emerged since 500 BC and has evolved to the present day to meet our requirements.
The Legal Group
The game originated a long time back in ancient Greece.
STA Law Firm
Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Deezer are some widely used music streaming services. Have users of these streaming services ever wondered whether
United Trademark & Patent Services
Accordingly, the Minister of Economy, HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, declared that reduction in charges and the annulment of a wide range of fees would provide an essential addition to the business sector in UAE.
IPvocate Africa
More and more African states are joining the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of trade marks.
Adams & Adams
In a recent decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks in Zambia in the matter of Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite and Amina Limited, the Registrar held that international registrations under the Madrid Protocol ...
Adams & Adams
On 25 December 2018, the Zambian Industrial Property Office issued a legal notice regarding the application of the Property Transfer Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 on trade marks, patents and Industrial designs.
Spoor & Fisher
The Supreme Court of Zambia announced that a trade mark application in Zambia may not be opposed on the basis of an earlier, similar, but unregistered trade mark.
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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,
STA Law Firm
Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Deezer are some widely used music streaming services. Have users of these streaming services ever wondered whether
United Trademark & Patent Services
There are several Fatwas which validate the registration and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.
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
Inventa International
Traditional Knowledge (TK) is, in accordance to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), "a living body of knowledge passed on from generation to generation within a community".
Banwo & Ighodalo
Countries that adopt this view have either expressly legislated against parallel imports or put in place regulatory regimes that set some limits.
KISCH IP
Eradicating counterfeit goods in the South African market is essential to its economy.
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).
The Legal Group
The game originated a long time back in ancient Greece.
KISCH IP
Africa, the world's second largest continent, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies.
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