IP Asset management in Sierra Leone
The following changes would be as follows : reduced term of protection from 14 years to 10 years Adoption of the Nice Classification Introduction of a grace period of 6 months when renewing brands. In view of the administrative difficulties in the country, these new provisions are not yet published and for the most part […]
IP Asset management in Morroco
The maximum validity period for a model is now 25 years, instead of 50 years.
Protocol of Madrid (International trademarks)
The following countries are expected to accede to the Madrid Protocol by the end of 2019: South Africa, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritius, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles.
Filing trademarks in Malawi
Since 1st October 2018, it is possible to designate services when filing trademarks. Since 25th December 2018, Malawi has joined the Madrid Protocol and it is now possible to designate this country under an international trademark filing.
Use obligation in SOUTH AFRICA
The period of use obligation is 5 years from the date of granting of protection. Warning : this date of granting could be different from the deposit and the registration date.
Important considerations of protection in Africa: did you think about Ethiopia?
The importance of securing enforceable IP rights in Africa significantly increases together with economic growth, this leads us today to address your interests in Ethiopia. Indeed, Ethiopia presented this year a GDP increase of 8.3% in 2017 which ranks the country as the 2nd country of the continent in terms of developments after Ghana. In […]
Anti-counterfeit and Brand Protection in Africa – It all begins with brand owners
Earlier this year, South African event organizer Everest Executive Education convened a conference named “Pan-African Anti-Counterfeit and Brand Protection Summit” the aim of which was to discuss the danger of counterfeits for consumers, the damage caused to trademark owners and the progress made so far by different countries in adopting legal and administrative measures enabling […]
Declaration of intention to use in Mozambique : new calculation
From the 31 March 2016, the calculation regarding a declaration of intention to use of international trademarks subsequently designating Mozambique has been modified.
Formalities to proceed to a registration in Ethiopia
Trademarks registered after the 7 July 2006 must be re-registered in order to extend …