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 (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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Information guide to residential property transfer

By |2019-06-20T16:32:54+02:00April 1st, 2019|Conveyancing, Featured|

CONVEYANCING Conveyancing describes the legal procedure whereby the ownership of immovable property is transferred. Property ownership in Zimbabwe is recorded in the Registrar of Deeds’ Office which deals with conventional and sectional title property ownership. Conveyancing is a complex process involving many role-players, all managed by the Conveyancer who is a legal practitioner. The transferor [...]

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Dying intestate – The surviving spouse

By |2019-06-20T16:29:10+02:00November 12th, 2018|Featured, Litigation|

People often put off making a will and eventually die without one, despite the fact that there are various organizations that advocate for people to execute wills. In the event that a person dies intestate (that is, without executing a will) his/her estate is administered in terms of the Administration of Estates Act [Chapter 6:01] [...]

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Is Zimbabwe truly open for business – Investing in the mining sector in Zimbabwe

By |2019-06-12T05:37:33+02:00November 12th, 2018|Corporate & Commercial, Featured|

Mining in Zimbabwe is primarily regulated by the Mines and Minerals Act [Chapter 21:05] (“the Act”), which amongst other things deals with acquisitions and rights to conduct exploration, prospecting and mining. The Act has not been substantively amended for more than a decade and there is need to bring the law in line with current [...]

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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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Invitation to our quarterly IP Seminar

By |2019-06-12T05:49:49+02:00April 3rd, 2018|Featured, Patents|

DATE: WEDNESDAY, 11 APRIL 2018 TIME: 0900-1400 VENUE: BRONTE HOTEL INVESTMENT: $50.00 FACILITATORS: Sara Moyo and Lorraine Takaendesa Overview HONEY & BLANCKENBERG invites you to our quarterly IP Seminar. The Seminar will be led by Sara Moyo and Lorraine Takaendesa. Sara is an IP Attorney and the Senior Partner of Honey & Blanckenberg. She is [...]

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The speech delivered by Honourable Justice Luke Malaba, Chief Justice of Zimbabwe, on the occasion of the official opening of the 2018 Legal Year on January 15, 2018

By |2019-06-12T05:37:34+02:00January 16th, 2018|Featured, Human Rights & Constitutional Law|

Mr Fitches and Mr Prosecutor General: Allow me to recognise and acknowledge the presence of - Salutations, Introduction It is that special time of the year once again on the calendar of the Judiciary, in which we have an opportunity to interact and communicate with the nation. The Judiciary is accountable to the people of [...]

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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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Was this a coup or not a coup – that is the question?

By |2019-06-12T05:37:35+02:00December 20th, 2017|Featured, Litigation|

I dusted off my ancient Webster's International Dictionary looking for inspiration to an answer for what had taken place on the night of the 14th November, 2017. A coup d'état is defined in Webster’s as: "a sudden decisive exercise whereby the existing government is subverted; or there is an unexpected measure of state, more or [...]

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