• Uganda: trade marks in Africa - your questions answered

    Trade mark activity is growing rapidly in Africa, both as regards protection and enforcement. Yet there is still a great deal of uncertainty. This is the first in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Uganda.

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  • Trade marks in Africa: your questions answered

    Trade mark activity is growing rapidly in Africa, both as regards protection and enforcement. Yet there is still a great deal of uncertainty.

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  • Cayman Islands: New IP laws set to come into force

    New IP laws for the Cayman Islands were passed in 2016.

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  • South African authorities help to curb counterfeit pharmaceuticals

    Owing to the devastating effects of counterfeit pharmaceuticals on individual patients, brand owners and the economy, law firm Spoor & Fisher works with the South African Police Service (SAPS).

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  • Zimbabwe: Clarity on Madrid Protocol

    As many brand owners are aware, Zimbabwe joined the Madrid Protocol with effect from 11 March 2015. Zimbabwe did, however, not amend its domestic law to give effect to the Madrid Protocol, something that British law (common law) countries like Zimbabwe need to do.

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