CIPC Official Fees Increase

CIPC Official Fees Increase IMPORTANT NOTICETHE INITIAL DATE  FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CIPC OFFICIAL FEES INCREASE HAS NOW BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. Clients being advised to pay full term renewals before the CIPC Official Fees Increase Increase in Patent and...

ARIPO Regional IP Database Launched

ARIPO Regional IP Database Launched The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an inter-governmental organization which provides a regional industrial property system for English-speaking African countries. Last month, on 10 September 2018,...

Major restructure for Zambia IP

Major restructure for Zambia IP Following the issuance of the commencement orders on new intellectual property acts, Zambia IP is currently under a major restructure in industrial property. The major changes consist of the following new acts: The new Patents Act, No....

New Zambian Acts

Zambia: The following Zambian Acts mentioned below have now become operational: Patents Act (No.40 of 2016) (this replaces the previous Patents Act – Chapter 400 of the Laws of Zambia.) The Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act (No.6 of 2016) (this is a new...

World IP day 2017

26 April offers a celebration of intellectual property and this year it will be the 17th World IP day – the anniversary of the day that the World Intellectual Property Organization Convention was activated in 1970. World IP day was brought into being with the...

Nestlé trademark case in Singapore

Nestlé trademark case in Singapore The Nestlé trademark case lost it’s appeal to protect Kit Kat shapes in Singapore. The two-finger and four-finger shapes of Kit Kat chocolate bars are not entitled to trademark protection in Singapore. Kit Kat chocolate wafers are...