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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…

Lebohang Mosala

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…

Lebohang Mosala

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…

Lebohang Mosala

South Africa’s copyright law is on a knife-edge

South Africa - December 4 2017 The August 2017 Parliamentary hearings on the Copyright Amendment Bill involved more than 70 submissions (written and oral), leading the Portfolio…

New official IP fees applied from 11 November 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo - November 10 2017 The Ministry of Trade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced an increase in the official fees in respect of intellectual property…