Africa: search mission

Trade mark searching is becoming increasingly automated and centralised. But online searching does not really work for Africa. Matthew Costard and Nola Pontes reveal the challenges facing African IP professionals and registries across the Continent.

The article was first published in the September 2020 edition of Intellectual Property Magazine.

Date published: 11 November 2020
Author: Matthew Costard and Nola Pontes

Tags: trade marks Madrid Protocol OAPI