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Goldsmiths Solicitors

Trademarks in Nigeria: Registration, Infringement and Enforcement

A Trademark is a unique sign or mark that distinguishes the goods and services of one business from another. A mark can either be a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, or any combination thereof. Most businesses, companies or org..

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Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah

Parliament Passes the Growth and Sustainability Levy Bill, 2022

Parliament on 31 March 2023 passed the Growth and Sustainability Levy Bill, 2022 (the Bill). The Bill, which shall come into force following presidential assent and publication in the Gazette, seeks to introduce a new levy, the Grow..

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Sabinet and Afriwise Partner to Simplify Compliance for Businesses in Africa

The collaboration is set to make compliance across Africa easier and more accessible – responding to a top concern of global corporate leaders.

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KN Law

Application of the In Duplum Rule in Kenya

The High Court held the in duplum rule in Section 44 of the Banking Act does not apply to non-deposit taking microfinance institutions.[i] The rule limits interest accrual to equal the principal amount outstanding when a loan becomes non-performing. We a..

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Banwo & Ighodalo

The Constitutional Amendment Heralding The Decentralization Of The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (“NESI”)

On March 17, 2023, an Act to alter certain provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (the “1999 Constitution”), to allow constituent states within the Nigerian federation (the “States”) to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity in area..

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Market Inquiry on Pay Television Services

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has initiated a market inquiry into the pay television services market in Zambia as it has reason to believe that there are features present within this sector that may pre..

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IBN Immigration Solutions

The Complete Guide to Namibia’s Long-Term Work Permit

The Namibian Long-Term Work Permit is issued for two years and can be renewed by another two years. There are no separate categories for special skills, extraordinary skills, intra-company transfers, etc; the Long-Term Work Permit covers all of these.

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Werksmans Attorneys

The South African Reserve Bank announces South Africa’s first Deposit Insurance Body

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced the establishment of the Corporation for Deposit Insurance (CODI) – the first bank deposit insurance body in South Africa – in its media statement dated 3 April 2023 (Media Statement).

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Clyde & Co.

Work and residence permit application process for investors and other foreign nationals in Tanzania

As foreign investment into Tanzania continues to soar, companies are focusing on the work permit and immigration system in order to ensure that the most efficient application process is followed. Foreigners who intend to reside in Tanzania for investment, business, employ..

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