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Malawi becomes latest member of Madrid system
  • Adams & Adams
  • Malawi
  • October 4 2018

On 25 September 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organisation reported that Malawi deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol

Commercial Court revived to speed up litigation process
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • October 3 2018

The Commercial Court has recently been revived in the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa. This Court was originally established in

National strike will affect registry operations
  • Adams & Adams
  • Nigeria
  • September 28 2018

Adams & Adams’ Associate Office in Lagos, Nigeria, has advised of two significant events that will result in the temporary closure of the Trade Marks

Registry interruption expected
  • Adams & Adams
  • 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

Modern families surrogacy is an option
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • September 12 2018

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field have welcomed a third child together via a surrogate after a “long and difficult” struggle to have another baby. How

Sharing is not caring - it’s in your NDA
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • September 11 2018

Do not disclose confidential information, new designs, ideas or inventions without appropriate protection in place - a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)

Urgent notice regarding Libya Trademarks Office
  • Adams & Adams
  • Libya
  • September 11 2018

Civil unrest in the run-up to national elections scheduled for 10 December 2018 has led the Libyan Government to declare a State of Emergency. This

Africa socio-economic thumbnail - Q3 2018
  • Adams & Adams
  • Africa
  • September 3 2018

In many African countries, political transitions and economic reform initiatives have supported investor confidence and are predicted to contribute

The protection of well-known trade marks in Angola
  • Adams & Adams
  • Angola
  • August 31 2018

Although no express provision is made for the protection of well-known marks in the Angolan Industrial Property Act, 392 of 1992, well-known marks

Road accident fund trivia: what is a motor vehicle?
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • August 30 2018

It sounds obvious enough, but the first thing that a potential RAF claimant must prove is that he she was involved in a motor vehicle collision