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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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TANZANIA | REGISTRY GOES ONLINE

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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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TRADE MARKS | CAUTIONARY NOTICES NOW POSSIBLE IN SOMALIA

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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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NAMIBIA INTRODUCES NEW INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ACT

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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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

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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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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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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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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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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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BROKEN RECORD | KENYA COPYRIGHT DISPUTE

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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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TRADE MARK PROTECTION IN RWANDA | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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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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What the new Competition Amendment Act means for South Africa's economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Act”) into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa.

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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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