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Adams & Adams

Important trade mark and passing-off finding: Cairns Foods Limited v Netrade Marketing (Pty) Ltd

This is an appeal decision relating to Cairns Foods Limited and Netrade Marketing, two companies in the business of producing and marketing food products, in particular, fruit jam.

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ǼLEX

Trademark Infringement in Nigeria – Analysing the decisions in Fan Milk v. Mandarin Hotels

The question of what constitutes trademark infringement in Nigeria is fundamental in the protection of intellectual property rights. On 10th March 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja delivered two judgements and established cer..

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Clyde & Co.

Intellectual Property in Tanzania: the 2022 Regulations on Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale

In this legal update, we analyse the Copyright Licensing and Rights to Benefit from Re-Sale Regulations [1]. The Regulations came into force on 18 March 2022 and are made under section 45 of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act[2].

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Commencement of Implementation of the Requirement for Recordation of Intellectual Property Rights with the Anti Counterfeit Authority in Kenya

Through a public notice published by the ACA on 26 April 2022, the ACA notified the general public of the commencement of the implementation of the mandatory requirements with effect from 1 July 2022.

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ENSafrica

Advertising Regulatory Board: a major development

On 12 April 2022, The South African Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the Advertising Regulatory Board is entitled to consider and make decisions on the advertising of non-members, and guide its mem..

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Adams & Adams

Mauritius: Industrial Property Regulations 2022 promulgated and Industrial Property Act 2019 enters into force on 31 January 2022 and increase to Official fees

On 31 January 2022, the previously promulgated Industrial Property Act, 2019 was proclaimed and came into force in Mauritius. The Industrial Property Regulations 2022, made under the Act, also came into force on 31 January 2022.
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ENSafrica

A trade mark case with soul

The trade mark judgment of Golden Fried Chicken (Pty) Ltd v Soul Kitchen Restaurant is highly unusual. While the judgment is certainly interesting, it’s not always easy to follow and is worth unpacking.

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ǼLEX

The Metaverse – Considering Trademarks and Brand Protection for Virtual Goods & Services

While there is a lot of interest and fascination surrounding existing digital assets, like cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), many individuals and corporations are ramping up their efforts to market and provide virtual goods and services in the Metaverse.<..

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ǼLEX

Famous and well known marks action : AELEX successfully defends Mandarin

In a landmark judgement delivered on 10th March 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja dismissed an Appeal seeking to set aside the ruling of the Registrar of Trademarks in respect of the opposition to Mandarin Oriental Hotels’ (Mandarin) trademark appli..

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