Trade marks in Africa: a five-step plan

Trade mark protection in Africa can be confusing, but registration is vital, especially in countries where it is not possible to rely on well-known mark protection or passing off.

Megan Dinnie, Associate at Spoor & Fisher Jersey, has written a five-step plan for protecting trade marks in Africa.

This article first appeared in WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, on 25 May 2021.

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Date published: 5 July 2021
Author: Megan Dinnie

Tags: trade marks Africa well-known marks passing off trade mark registration