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  • Zambia judgment casts doubts on international registrations

    November 29, 2017

    A Zambian High Court has ruled that the Zambian Trade Mark Act does not recognise unregistered well-known marks. Wayne Meiring explains why this judgment may also affect international trade mark registrations in Zambia

  • Landmark decision in South Africa in Twist trade mark case

    September 29, 2017

    Dineo Modibedi and Kelly Thompson report on the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in a trade mark dispute between PepsiCo and Atlantic Industries

  • Fresh concerns over the Madrid Protocol in Africa

    September 28, 2017

    African countries have been keen to join the Madrid System, but Wayne Meiring reports that there remain problems in how it is implemented

  • Interview: Fernando dos Santos

    May 22, 2017

    In the past 12 months, ARIPO has celebrated its 40th anniversary, gained a new logo and its Director General Fernando dos Santos has started his second tenure. Kingsley Egbuonu talked to him

  • Become a brand steward

    May 22, 2017

    Trademark practitioners should take bold steps to become stewards of the brands they advise because consumers, brands and communication channels have evolved, INTA President Joseph Ferretti said at the opening ceremony of the 139th INTA Annual Meeting

  • Survey: What in-house counsel want

    May 20, 2017

    Reputation, expertise and costs are the top three considerations for in-house counsel hiring outside advisers, according to IP STARS research. Kingsley Egbuonu reports

  • MIP Global Awards 2017: The highlights

    March 15, 2017

    85 awards, including for corporate social responsibility and in-house achievement, were presented at Managing IP’s 12th Global Awards dinner at The Savoy in London last week. The photos from the event have also been published

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • Examining the Madrid Protocol in Africa

    October 10, 2016

    International Registrations are not being properly administered in several African countries, and take up by local businesses has been low. Wayne Meiring explains why this is a problem

  • IP Stars 2017 research now underway

    September 05, 2016

    Research for the 2017 edition of IP Stars, Managing IP’s legal directory, starts today. Kingsley Egbuonu and Jennifer Ruther highlight some of the things you need to know and why IP firms and practitioners worldwide should participate by making a submission

  • Can a foreign trade mark really trump a local one in Uganda?

    June 09, 2016

    A High Court trade mark judgment suggests that a foreign trade mark registration entitles the owner to registration of that trade mark in Uganda, despite conflicting Ugandan registrations. The decision shines a spotlight on the Paris Convention, some unusual provisions of the Ugandan Trademarks Act, and the East African Community, as Chris Walters explains

  • Assertive anticounterfeiting in Africa and Asia

    May 25, 2016

    Your products are sold in emerging markets in ASEAN and Africa regions but you are dealing with a major counterfeiting issue. Considering that each country is unique in terms of legal system and culture, how should you tackle this problem?

  • ARIPO calls on users to try its improved system

    May 24, 2016

    "We have come a long way in many ways. We are now more mature, our system is now more efficient and coherent, but we are always looking to improve,” said ARIPO Director General Fernando dos Santos, who spoke to the INTA Daily News yesterday.

  • INTA returns to Africa

    May 24, 2016

    INTA’s first conference in Africa for more than 20 years will focus on “how you can grow your business in Africa and develop your brands,” said Barry Gerber of Philip Morris International, co-chair of “Building Africa with Brands,” which takes place in Cape Town in September.

  • The big trademark issues in Asia and Africa

    May 22, 2016

    James Nurton previews some of this week’s sessions on trademark issues in Asia and Africa, and introduces related INTA events

  • MIP Africa Roadshow 2016 - live updates

    April 06, 2016

    Real-time reports from our first Africa Roadshow, held in New York City on April 6 (all times EST)

  • Read this year's IP Stars trade mark rankings in full

    February 04, 2016

    Managing IP subscribers have full access to the IP Stars rankings and analysis, including the newly published tables of the top trade mark firms in more than 70 jurisdictions

  • Africa IP news roundup

    February 02, 2016

    The TRIPs Protocol gets its 65th member, a non-violation complaint under TRIPs, the ARIPO Declaration on PAIPO, the Banjul Protocol gains a new member and OAPI accedes to the Singapore Treaty – Kingsley Egbuonu provides a summary of IP news relating to African countries

  • Managing IP Global Awards 2016 - shortlists

    January 29, 2016

    Managing IP's annual Global Awards Dinner - held this year on March 10 at The Savoy in London - recognises the outstanding firms of the past year in Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Ahead of the awards announcement, we publish the shortlists for each category

  • The 50 most influential people in IP

    July 27, 2015

    Our 13th annual list of the 50 most influential people in IP is the most diverse ever. But do you agree with our selections? Join the debate online and on Twitter using the hashtag #MIP50

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