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ARIPO and the regional patent examination training programme: what to expect

Africa06-01-2022Marisol Cardoso

The most extensive training programme that the European Patent Office has run with non-European offices is set to make a difference, explains Marisol Cardoso of Inventa.

Nigeria: will franchising your business jeopardise your brand?

Nigeria20-12-2021Inês Tavares and Oyebola Coker

Franchises are an attractive option for stakeholders, but for franchisors they also present IP risks, explain Inês Tavares and Oyebola Coker of Inventa.

Power of attorney: Angolan Court establishes new deadlines

Angola14-12-2021Miguel Bibe

A lack of clarity around late filing of power of attorney under Angolan IP law could pose potential future problems, as Miguel Bibe of Inventa explains.

Africa: patenting against the clock

Africa18-11-2021Vítor Sérgio Moreira

When you need a substantive examination of a patent application in a hurry, Africa’s legal frameworks can present complex options, explains Vítor Sérgio Moreira of Inventa.

Patents in Africa: ARIPO vs contracting states' laws

Africa14-10-2021Marisol Cardoso

When patenting in Africa, the easy route is not always best, says Marisol Cardoso of Inventa International.

The rise of amapiano and its appropriation

South Africa28-09-2021Inês Sequeira

A music genre that grew out of South Africa is drawing interest from Western artists, but a backlash by its originators could lead to copyright claims, explains Inês Sequeira of Inventa International.

DABUS: the ‘natural person’ problem

International17-09-2021Miguel Bibe

Its creators may have lauded the award of a South Africa patent as a step forward for AI but, without legislation, DABUS will struggle to get further, argues Miguel Bibe of Inventa International.

Cape Verde: a pocket guide to trademark renewals

03-09-2021Diana Pereira

In light of the Cape Verdean system’s ambiguity, it is advisable to opt for a defensive strategy and keep on top of renewals, says Diana Pereira of Inventa International.

IP considerations when investing in Egypt

Egypt04-08-2021Inês Sequeira

Amid major investment in infrastructure, there will be a spike in trademark applications in Egypt, Inês Sequeira of Inventa International predicts.

The end of ‘Moroccan Habanos’

Morocco15-07-2021Miguel Bibe

A Moroccan businessman has finally lost the right to use the name of the iconic Cuban cigar brand. Miguel Bibe of Inventa International explores the history of the dispute, and what it means for brand owners.

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