World Intellectual Property (IP) Day

By |2019-06-12T05:37:32+02:00May 7th, 2019|ARIPO, Featured, H&B, Patents, Trade Marks|

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated on 26 April each year. It was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 in commemoration of the day the Convention establishing WIPO came into force. The day is celebrated by Intellectual Property Offices, IP lawyers and agents around the world with activities and events [...]

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Licensing of Ethanol Producers in the Fuel Sector

By |2019-06-12T05:48:46+02:00May 31st, 2018|ARIPO, Corporate & Commercial, H&B|

Commentary on a Business Weekly article of 4-10 May 2018 titled “Ethanol shortages push up fuel price…..as Green Fuel stops production” The Business Weekly of 4 May 2018 reported that the price of fuel has increased as a result of the failure by Green Fuel to resume the production of ethanol on the back of [...]

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World Intellectual Property Day 2018

By |2019-06-12T05:37:33+02:00April 25th, 2018|ARIPO, Copyright, Featured, Patents, Trade Marks|

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated annually on the 26th of April since 2000 when the event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life and to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by [...]

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Filing of Trade Marks in ARIPO

By |2019-06-12T05:37:34+02:00March 16th, 2018|ARIPO, Copyright|

Introduction The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) which was established on 9 December 1976 was originally known as ESARIPO denoting English speaking countries in Africa. The equivalent organisation covering French speaking countries in Africa is known as OAPI. ARIPO is a multi-national organization with headquarters based in the Belgravia suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. The [...]

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Life after Madrid: Challenges arising from the Madrid Protocol

By |2019-06-12T05:52:08+02:00December 21st, 2017|ARIPO, Featured|

On December 11, 2014, the Government of The Republic of Zimbabwe deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), its instrument of accession to the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, commonly known as the Madrid Protocol. The Protocol entered into force three months later on March 11, 2015. The [...]

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