• Future copyright problems

    Artificial intelligence (AI), the buzz word of 2017, is the simulation of human intelligence processes by computer systems and other machines.

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  • Anguilla, Dominica and Puerto Rico - update on processing IP cases

    We have now resumed the processing of trade mark and patent matters in the Caribbean territories affected by the recent hurricanes.

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  • Kenya: patents in Africa – your Questions answered

    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. We will therefore be producing a series of country or region-specific patent law updates. This is the second in that series, and it deals with Kenya.

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  • Nigeria: 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 next in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Nigeria.

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  • The Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa

    The Draft Intellectual Property Policy (Draft IP Policy) of the Republic of South Africa was published on 25 August 2017 for public comment by 24 October 2017.

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