Adams & Adams Partners, Mariëtte du Plessis and Nthabi Phaswana, visited the Zimbabwean IP Office, during June 2017 and met with Mr Willie Mushayi, the Assistant Registrar. The processing of Madrid applications was discussed. The trade mark examiners had received training on the Madrid online portal and started sending certificates to WIPO. Other matters of mutual interest were also discussed.
In 2017, Adams & Adams established an Associate Office in Zimbabwe – also serving as our designated ARIPO office in respect of trade mark matters. We are also proud to announce that our local partner, Brenda Matanga, has also been elected as the Chairperson of ZIPTA. Through this closeknit relationship with our Associate Office, our firm is well placed to provide efficient service to our clients in securing IP rights in this country.