Recently the High court of Tanzania developed a new principle to cure the gaps under section 31 and 32 of the Trade and Service Marks Act. The decision aimed to extend the scope of the two sections of which should be interpreted to substantiate the justice between the parties and not to embark miscarriage of justice. A proprietor cannot claim exclusive right of the mark prior registered if the mark registered is confusing similar to the mark widely used and known trade mark while aware about the existence of the same.
An opposition is a formal objection to the registering of a trademark. A trademark Opposition is an administrative procedure in which a party objects or opposes the registration of a trademark by another. Notice of Opposition is filed in writing by the opposing party in the format prescribed by the Trademark Act within two months from the date of publication of the proposed mark in the trademark journal.
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
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