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AFRICA IP QUARTERLY UPDATE

AFRICA IP NEWS

Keep up with the latest updates
from the second quarter of 2021

Trademarks in Africa – a bird’s eye view on filing strategies
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An all-inclusive perspective of the filing procedures under the Madrid Protocol, OAPI and ARIPO agreements.
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Protecting inventions in Africa
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Marisol Cardoso draws some routes for filing a patent application in Africa, considering ARIPO and OAPI, the two different regional offices.

How African companies can use the international trademark system to their advantage
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Know how African companies can benefit from the international trademark system to strengthen their businesses.

The African Continental Free Trade Area: what’s the role for IP?
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The AfCFTA agreement promises to be a powerful instrument for the economic development of the African continent.

Protecting theatrical works in South Africa*
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Júlia Alves Coutinho outlines some frontiers when it comes to using copyright to protect theatrical works in South Africa.

ARIPO online plataforms
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Know the key changes and features of the online platform used for trademark, designs and patents applications.

2020: Nigeria’s progress on copyright reform


Inês Monteiro Alves highlights some major laws and regulations, in terms of copyright jurisprudence in Nigeria.

Gambia ratifies the Banjul Protocol


Inês Tavares illustrates the main procedures regarding the trademark registration process in Gambia.

Trademark data reveals South African investment has opened closed markets in Mozambique
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Why South Africa is one of Mozambique's biggest trading partners and what is expected in the field of IP from this powerful bond.

Data reveals significant drop in national registrations in São Tomé and Príncipe
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Can Sao Tome and Principe applicant-friendly trademark procedures cause a disproportionately mixed trademark registration system?

A profile of patenting activity in Angola
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Vitor Sérgio Moreira provides an insight into the filing of patent applications before the IAPI, which reveals is mainly used by multinational oil and gas firms.*

Is there a brighter picture for patent rights?
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Trademarks have had a larger piece of IP in Cape Verde for a long time. The country is now trying to focus on utility models, industrial designs and patent rights.

Three types of patent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo explained

Some insights on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s patent regime, in particular, invention patents, import patents and improvement patents.

An essential guide to filing trademarks in Ethiopia
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Miguel Bibe provides an essential guide for those interested in protecting their IP assets in Ethiopia.
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