Statistics concerning filing of international trademarks designating OAPI
Since its accession to the Madrid Protocol in 2015, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) is available in the list of targetable territories in the context of an international application. As a preliminary, it must be admitted logically, and without considering the figures, that the rallying of OAPI seems to be a boon for international […]
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.
Registration under the Madrid system in Africa
The Madrid System facilitates the filing and registration of trademarks electronically to all countries that have ratified the Madrid Agreement relating to international registration. Concerning African countries that are members of the Madrid Agreement, the use of the Madrid system presents a proven commercial risk regarding the enforceability of registrations made by this means. Consequently, […]