• 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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  • Spoor & Fisher wins the Gold Award for the Best IP Advisor Africa & Middle East at the Innovation & IP Forum and Awards

    Boutique international intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher has been recognised in the first edition of the Innovation & IP Forum and Awards which was held in Paris on 23 January 2018.

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  • Malawi: a new era for trade marks

    In a move that seems to have caught some lawyers off guard, Malawi has published new trade mark legislation, the Trademarks Bill (2017). It is important to note that this is simply a bill, and it only becomes law once the president assents to it.

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