The Ethiopian Press Agency announced a sharp increase in publication fees in response to declining economic conditions in the country. The Ethiopian economy has been adversely affected by the ongoing civil war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and international...
Hopes that changes to the Bangui Agreement will improve trade mark prosecution and litigation processes
It is hoped that a revision of the terms and functionality of the Bangui Agreement, subject to ratification by all member states of OAPI, will bring significant changes to the prosecution and litigation procedures in respect of trade marks, as well as OAPI’s administration of these processes.
The OAPI IP Office recently published a notice informing trade mark owners, agents and all other users of the OAPI regional system that the Trade Marks Registry applies the current version of the Nice Classification system as adopted by WIPO, namely the 11th edition (2019 version).
The Trade Marks Registry of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), based in Cameroon, announced recently that the 11th edition of the Nice Classification system is to be applied when filing new trade mark applications in OAPI. OAPI is a regional trade...
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