Adams Africa Network

Adams & Adams provides international and local clients with world-class legal services and advice in the fields of intellectual property and other commercial fields in most countries on the African continent.

EGYPT | AMENDMENT OF EXAMINATION FEES FOR PATENTS

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NAMIBIA INTRODUCES NEW INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ACT

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT POLICY IN SOUTH AFRICA

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YES AND NO | CONFUSION OVER SIERRA LEONE'S NEW TRADE MARKS ACT

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ESWATINI | SWAZILAND NAME CHANGE MADE OFFICIAL BY NOTICE IN GAZETTE

The name change from Swaziland to eSwatini has been made official by Legal Notice No. 80 of 2018 published in the Gazette of 11 May 2018. However, the validity of the name change has now been challenged by the Institute for Democracy and Leadership in Swaziland.

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BROKEN RECORD | KENYA COPYRIGHT DISPUTE

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URGENT NOTICE REGARDING LIBYA TRADEMARKS OFFICE

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BOTSWANA | REGISTRY INTERRUPTION EXPECTED

The Botswana Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is relocating to its new offices in Gaborone during the period of 28 September 2018 to 28 October 2018.

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NIGERIA | NATIONAL STRIKE WILL AFFECT REGISTRY OPERATIONS

Adams & Adams' Associate Office in Lagos, Nigeria, has advised our professionals of two significant events that will result in the temporary closure of the Trade Marks Registry in that country

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A 'Triple Distilled' Summary of recent Trade Mark SCA Cases

In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks. Adams & Adams Partner and Chairman, Gérard du Plessis, provides insight into the repercussions of those outcomes for trade mark owners. Watch the video presentation.

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Angola has initiated a fresh process to revise its Industrial Property Law

It is still early days in the revision process of the Angolan Industrial Property Law Act. The purpose of the new draft bill is to bring the current Industrial Property Law, which was enacted in 1992, in line with international standards.

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Kenya's IP Registry has moved to new offices

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IAM Patent 1000 says ‘regional powerbroker’ Adams & Adams is the top patent firm in South Africa

IAM Patent 1000 has declared Adams & Adams as the 2019 Patent Firm of the Year, South Africa.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Free Trade Agreement reaches minimum threshold to enter into force

Of the 52 states that have signed the consolidated founding text of the AfCFTA Agreement, 22 have now complied with their domestic requirements for the ratification of the agreement.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Technological development and innovation is changing the way business is done in Africa

With over 400 tech and innovation hubs across the continent, more and more Africans are creating tech-based solutions to solve local issues in their regions.

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Ten things to know about recent developments and trends in Africa | May 2019

A round-up of recent economic, political and legal developments and trends that have taken place in Africa

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Burundi | Reminder - TM Renewals Deadline - 29 July 2019

Proprietors of trade marks in Burundi should take note of an upcoming trade mark renewal deadline which may be relevant to their marks in this country.

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Rwanda | Upcoming renewal deadline for trade mark registrations

A Rwandan trade mark registration is valid for a 10 year period from the date of filing and is, thereafter, renewable for like periods. The Rwandan Registry allows for a grace period of 10 months following the expiry of a mark, within which to apply for the late renewal of a mark, subject to the payment of a penalty fee.

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New Trade Mark Opposition Tribunal for Nigeria

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No Patent Protection for Pharmaceutical Products in Rwanda

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