• Angola: trade marks in Africa – at a glance

    Trade mark activity is growing rapidly in Africa, both as regards protection and enforcement. Yet there is still a great deal of uncertainty. This is the next in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Angola.

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  • Angola: patents in Africa - at a glance

    As Africa’s economic significance grows, so does the need for patent protection in the continent. Africa is sometimes seen as being challenging, partly because of the co-existence of national and regional registration systems. This is the next in our series of country-specific updates. Here we focus on Angola.

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  • OAPI: IP Directorate to be split into two departments

    We understand that OAPI’s Directorate of Intellectual Property is to be split into two separate directorates - one for trade marks and another for patents.

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  • Tanzania: new online registration system

    With effect from 18 December 2017, an online registration system will come into operation in Tanzania (mainland, not Zanzibar).

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  • Nigeria: one registry to become three?

    News from one of Africa’s largest economies, Nigeria, is that the Registry of Trade Marks, Patents and Designs is to be split into three separate registries.

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