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Banwo & Ighodalo

Trademark Infringement: Analyzing The Concept Of “Confusingly Similar Trademarks"

The Nigerian Trade Marks Act[1] (Act) prohibits the registration of a trademark which is confusingly similar to an already existing trademark and which is likely to deceive or cause confusion in the course of trade[2]. While the provision of the law couldn’t be any cleare..

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Bowmans

Tanzania: Amendments to the Regulations under the Electronic and Postal Communications Act

In 2010, the Parliament of United Republic of Tanzania enacted the Electronic and Postal Communications Act, 2010, Cap 306 of the Laws of Tanzania (EPOCA), which established the law relating to electronic communications in Tanzania.

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N. Dowuona & Company

Ghana Securities Industry Draft Guidelines (Crowdfunding), 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana (“SEC”) in April 2022 released the Draft Ghana Securities Industry (Crowdfunding) Guidelines (“Draft Guidelines”). These Draft Guidelines were published by the SEC pursuant to the Securities Industry Act, 2016 (Act 929) and ..

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Webber Wentzel

New visa system taking flight: A turbulent period for foreign employees as visa application backlogs increase

South Africa's immigration system sees a complete overhaul on the horizon starting with long term visa applications for foreign nationals wishing to stay for over three months in South Africa.

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FB Attorneys

Finance Act 2022 - 120 Second Overview

On 28 June 2022, the National Assembly of the United Republic of Tanzania passed the Finance Bill, 2022. The said Bill was assented to by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 30 June 2022, hence effectively making it the Finance Act, 2022 (the Finance..

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Scanlen & Holderness

Zimbabwe: New case on enforceability of choice of law clauses

The issue of choice of law has come to the forefront with the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the increase in international agreements.

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ENSafrica

Trade marks oceans apart

This article discusses the recent South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) judgment of Open Horizon Ltd v Carnilinx (Pty)handed down on 26 May 2022.

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ǼLEX

AELEX secures landmark judgment on whether legislation should apply to trading conducted prior to its enactment, even if tax filings are made after enactment

On 27 June 2022, AELEX secured a landmark judgement for Accugas Limited (“Accugas”) at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court (“the “FHC) by moving the FHC to hold that the Finance Act, 2019 (“FA 2019”), which was assented to on 13 January 2020 should not apply to t..

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Oraro & Co.

Open Sesame: Reflections on the Data Protection (General) Regulations, 2021

The substantive statute that governs data protection in Kenya is the Data Protection Act, 2019 (the DPA) that came into force on 8th November 2019. Pursuant to the DPA, the Cabinet Secretary for matters relating..

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