Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Tribunal hands down first judgement

By |2019-06-20T16:31:49+02:00June 18th, 2019|Copyright, Featured, H&B, Patents, Trade Marks|

On 14 February 2018, the Intellectual Property Tribunal (IPT) convened and heard its first matter following its establishment in 2010. The case of Bayer AG v Milborrow Animal Health (Zimbabwe) (Pvt) Ltd (IPT 01/17 was argued and judgment in the matter was reserved and ultimately handed down on 29 May 2019. The IPT was established [...]

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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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Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office

By |2019-06-12T05:52:08+02:00August 4th, 2017|Copyright, Patents, Trade Marks|

The Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) is a section of the Department of Deeds and Intellectual Property and is currently administered by the Ministry of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. The Department was established in 1897 as the Deeds Office with a secondary function as an intellectual property registry. The main functions of ZIPO are [...]

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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

By |2019-06-12T05:48:46+02:00August 4th, 2017|Copyright, Patents, Trade Marks|

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an intergovernmental organisation which was created by a Diplomatic Conference held in Lusaka, Zambia on 9 December 1976 by several African countries which agreed to establish ARIPO with the objective of, among other things: promoting the harmonisation and development of the intellectual property laws of member states [...]

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