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
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.
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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