Introduction However well established a brand may be, it must continue to adopt an intellectual property (IP) strategy that aligns with its business or organizational model and goals, otherwise it risks missing out on revenue opportunities. Today’s brands must have a winning strategy, leveraging on their IP portfolio to gain competitive global advantage. This is
Introduction The United Republic of Tanzania is a result of joint union of two countries Tanganyika (Mainland Tanzania) and Zanzibar. These two countries united in 1964 whereby through the Union Charter they agreed on issues of union matters as stipulated in the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, 1977 (as amended from time to
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
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.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with the largest economy in the continent and a fast-growing services sector with an increasing need for consumer goods. This, among other factors, makes trademark registration very important in this economy.
Trademark registration in Nigeria is a process that is initiated by the applicant filing an application in any of the 45 class(es) under which his goods or services may be registered. Once the application is accepted by the Registry after an examination has been conducted, an acceptance letter is issued to the applicant and thereafter,
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