• Egypt: patents in Africa - at a glance

    As Africa’s economic significance grows, so does the need for patent protection in the continent. Africa is sometimes seen as being challenging, partly because of the co-existence of national and regional registration systems. This is the next in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Egypt.

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  • Nigeria - six trade mark journals published

    We recently reported that a trade mark journal had been published in Nigeria on 24 November 2017, the first since 2 May 2017.

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  • Algeria: trade marks in Africa - at a glance

    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 next in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Algeria.

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  • Spoor & Fisher wins Gold Award at the Innovation & IP Forum Awards and is ranked as one of the world’s leading IP law firm in the latest WTR 1000

    Intellectual Property (IP) law firm Spoor & Fisher recently won a Gold Award for the Best IP Advisor Africa & Middle East category, at the first edition of the Innovation & IP Forum Awards. Furthermore, the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 awarded Spoor & Fisher gold band rating in the latest rankings.

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  • Algeria: patents in Africa - at a glance

    As Africa’s economic significance grows, so does the need for patent protection in the continent. Africa is sometimes seen as being challenging, partly because of the co-existence of national and regional registration systems. This is the next in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Algeria.

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