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ZIPO: Kicking 2022 Off on a High Note

ZIPO: Kicking 2022 Off on a High Note

Operations at the Zimbabwean Registry took a devastating blow in October 2021 when the Industrial Property Automated System (IPAS) crashed. The already strained capacity of the Registry was severely impacted by this, but things are starting to look up as the system...

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Zimbabwe – IPAS back on track

Zimbabwe – IPAS back on track

After a break in the online operations at the Zimbabwean Registry, it is now back to business as usual with the Registry’s Industrial Property Automated System (IPAS) being back up and running since 7 May 2021. Although this is a step in the right direction, presently...

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Africa Update 2020 – Zimbabwe

Africa Update 2020 – Zimbabwe

Filing Trade Marks through ARIPO as an Alternative Zimbabwe acceded to the Banjul Protocol on Marks (ARIPO) in 1997. As Zimbabwe has domesticated the Banjul Protocol, an ARIPO registration designating Zimbabwe is afforded the same rights as a national application....

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7 KEY INSIGHTS ON ZIMBABWE’S NEW IP POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

7 KEY INSIGHTS ON ZIMBABWE’S NEW IP POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

On 28 June 2018, Zimbabwe launched its first ever National Intellectual Property Policy and Implementation Strategy (“the Policy”). This Policy was drafted with assistance from WIPO and involved interface meetings and workshops with various stakeholders.

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