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The applicability of the Madrid system in Africa

Africa - May 16 2018 Although the Madrid system functions very well in most countries outside of Africa where IP laws are at similar stages of development and IP Offices…

Simon Brown, Stephen Hollis

As it happened

Zimbabwe - March 2 2018 The year 2017 was certainly a year in which fundamental changes took place in Zimbabwe, not only from a political and economic perspective, but also…

Simon Brown

Update on registry payment procedures

Angola - March 1 2018 Pursuant to Executive Decree No. 21/97, read together with Executive Decree 30/11, the Ministry of Finance recently announced a change in the payment…

Simon Brown

Mozambique one step closer to Banjul Protocol

Mozambique - September 29 2017 On 19 September 2017, The Council of Ministers of Mozambique approved a resolution for Mozambique to accede to the Banjul Protocol. The Banjul…

Catherine Wojtowitz

Memorandum on the effectiveness of international (Madrid) registrations in Africa.

Africa, Global - April 25 2017 The international trade mark registration system (known as the Madrid system) is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)…

Simon Brown, Stephen Hollis