Spoor & Fisher launches guide to filing registered designs in Africa
Africa is a rapidly emerging market for designer goods due to a surge in consumer spending sparked by economic growth and a growing middle-class. It is essential that brand owners ensure that, where applicable, their products are fully protected as registered designs in Africa.
To assist clients in optimising the protection of their registered designs, the Spoor & Fisher designs team has compiled a practical guide to the registration and protection of designs across Africa. The design requirements for all African territories, including the important regional offices of OAPI and ARIPO, are listed by country, together with details pertaining to the type and duration of the protection offered.