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Spoor & Fisher

Zambia: Well-known marks and similar goods

Zambian trade mark law is being modernised and draft new legislation has been published. This is long overdue – the present legislation, the Trade Marks Act Chapter 401 (the TMA), dates all the way back to 1958. But for now the TMA continues to apply.

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Africa Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Although regulators around the world remain sceptical about recognising virtual currencies as legal tender, cryptocurrencies are already an established phenomenon and are here to stay.

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B&P Associates

Digitalizing Crowdfunding In Ghana- A Quick Glance At Ghana’s Crowdfunding Policy

In recent times, our physical and digital streets are filled with people advertising a variety of charitable campaigns in attempts at raising various sums of money for different causes including medical treatment, educational support, natural disaster relief and even fune..

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Buy now pay later: A different kind of credit

In the past, when a consumer wanted to purchase a product on credit, they only had two options: they could either purchase the product using their credit card or buy the product through a lay-by option, the latter being the least preferred.

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IKM Advocates

Supreme Court sets down standard guidelines on factors to be considered whilst making an order for security for costs

The Supreme Court on 17 February 2023 delivered a judgment in the case of Westmont Holdings SDN BHD v Central Bank of Kenya & 2 others [Petition No. 16 (E023) of 2021] (the Westmont Case) in which it outlined stand..

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ALP East Africa

Customary land owners’ rights affirmed—no longer lessees on their lands


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Webber Wentzel

New accountable institutions have until 19 March to register with the FIC

Our Financial Regulation team recently prepared a client alert with details about entities that are deemed accountable institutions i..

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A review of the Business Facilitation Act and its impact on the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020

The Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (the “Act”) became law when, on 14 February 2023, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, signed the bill passed by the Senate in December 2022. The Act is a legislative brainchild of the..

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Werksmans Attorneys

The FAFT, trusts and transparency in South Africa

Over the past 10 years, there has been large-scale domestic and international financial fraud in South Africa. Sometimes, trusts and foundations are involved, including both South African and foreign trusts, as well as charitable trusts. This increase in cross-borde..

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