Art sales in Africa are on the rise. The past year and half has seen Sotheby’s recently concluded Modern & Contemporary African Art auction net $3.7 million, exceeding the lower end of its pre-sale estimate by over 40%. This uptrend is the direct result of online-only sales necessitated by the onset of the global pandemic.
On the 3 May 2021, The Gambia deposited its instrument of ratification of the ARIPO Banjul Protocol on Marks with the Director General of The African Regional Industrial Property Organization(ARIPO) The country is now the 12th Contracting State to the Protocol. Pursuant to the above, with effect from 3 August 2021, The Gambia will be
Introduction When one thinks of IP protection in Africa, a simple “trademark registration in Africa” or “intellectual property registration in Africa/specific country” search on Google should be good enough to solve their problem. However, this is not always the case as the search results in most cases bring more confusion. Simply put, the search results do
The much awaited National Intellectual Property Policy & Implementation Strategy for the government of Zimbabwe was officially launched today, June 28 2018. The colourful event held at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare was well attended by various stakeholders including industry, academic and research institutions and the civic society. The guest of honour was the Minister
The 18th of January 2018 marked the start of a unique journey where the African Intellectual Property and innovation story is told by Africans themselves. The project was launched through a Facebook Live broadcast in Dubai which featured two IP Experts from Zimbabwe namely Miss Brenda Matanga, Managing Partner at BMatanga IP Attorneys and current
The AllThingsIP Africa project will be launched on the 18th of January 2018. The online project is focused on establishing Intellectual Property-related dialogue across Africa and creating access to IP-related information, legal guidance and mentorship for African innovators. In addition, the project also looks at discussing and promoting issues related to innovation in Africa and
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