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Hopes that changes to the Bangui Agreement will improve trade mark prosecution and litigation processes

South Africa - March 5 2019 It is hoped that a revision of the terms and functionality of the Bangui Agreement, subject to ratification by all member states of OAPI, will bring…

Stephen Hollis, Lebohang Mosala

Offensive trade marks in the modern constitutional era of freedom of speech & expression

USA - June 29 2017 As a general rule in trade mark law, provided that a mark is distinctive of the relevant goods or services for which it is intended to be used, and…

Jenny Pienaar

OAPI accession to the Singapore Treaty

Singapore - February 10 2016 On 13 November 2015, OAPI deposited its instrument of accession to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trade Marks (“The Treaty”), which was adopted…

Nazli Naidoo, Jenny Pienaar