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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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TANZANIA | REGISTRY GOES ONLINE

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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TRADE MARKS | CAUTIONARY NOTICES NOW POSSIBLE IN SOMALIA

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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NAMIBIA INTRODUCES NEW INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ACT

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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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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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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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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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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BROKEN RECORD | KENYA COPYRIGHT DISPUTE

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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TRADE MARK PROTECTION IN RWANDA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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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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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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Malawi's new Trademarks Act is now in force

In terms of Malawi's new Trademarks Act, it is compulsory to file a declaration of intention to use at the time of filing an application. We therefore suggest that all new applications be accompanied by a declaration of intention to use, in order to avoid problems when filing an application.

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Cross-examination is possible in cancellation proceedings in Kenya

While cross-examination or oral testimony is unlikely to be the norm in proceedings before the Registrar in Kenya, it is worth bearing in mind that, in certain circumstances, it is justifiable and within the discretion of the Registrar to direct that a deponent travel to Kenya to provide oral evidence.

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These ingenious African inventors are tackling the world's worst water weed

Hya Matla Organics has found a way to deal with a plant that is choking Africa’s waterways, and Adams & Adams is leading the charge to protect their invention worldwide.

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These ingenious African inventors are tackling the world's worst water weed

Hya Matla Organics has found a way to deal with a plant that is choking Africa’s waterways, and Adams & Adams is leading the charge to protect their invention worldwide.

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