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David Guetta accused of copyright infringement

South Africa - March 20 2019 A popular South African musician, Daniel Baron, has accused the international dance music superstar David Guetta of plagiarising the melody from one…

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…

Lebohang Mosala

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…

Dakalo Luvhimbi, Lebohang Mosala

Registry interruption expected

Botswana - September 27 2018 The Botswana Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) will be relocating to new offices in Gaborone between 28 September - 28 October 2018…

Sbongakonke Khumalo

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, Megan Moerdijk