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Goods and Services Classification update for OAPI

Global, South Africa - March 5 2019 The OAPI IP Office recently published a notice informing trade mark owners, agents and all other users of the OAPI regional system that the Trade…

Stephen Hollis

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, Dakalo Luvhimbi

OAPI | split in IP directorate imminent

Africa - February 19 2018 It has recently been resolved that the OAPI Directorate of Intellectual Property be divided into two separate directorates. One for Trade Marks and…

Stephen Hollis

OAPI | new logo adopted

Africa - January 29 2018 On 11 December 2017 at a meeting held in Niamey, Niger, the Board of Directors of OAPI adopted a new logo of the organisation. The logo contains…

Stephen Hollis

OAPI | urgent renewal recommendations

Africa - December 8 2017 All new trade marks filed at the OAPI IP Office had to comply with the 11th edition of the Nice Classification System as of 30 April 2017. In previous…

Stephen Hollis