IP Developments within the last 12 months

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IP Developments within the last 12 months

Wed, 04/05/2022 - 09:13

Following the recent commencement of a recordation process for IP rights with the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeiting Authority (ACA), a deadline of 01 July 2022 has now been set for rights holders to have completed this process.  The public notice can be found here.From this date, it will be a legal requirement for any IP rights holder who imports their goods into Kenya to record the IP right with the ACA.  Furthermore, any person other than the registered IPR owner intending to import any...


Thu, 21/04/2022 - 07:41

On 6 April 2022, Cape Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 156th Contracting State of the PCT.  This country will become bound by the PCT with effect from 6 July 2022, such that any international application filed on or after that date will automatically include the designation of Cape Verde.   Cape Verde also deposited its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property on 6 April 2022, thus bringing the...


Fri, 04/03/2022 - 15:19

We can advise as follows regarding these jurisdictions: Ukraine Notwithstanding the tragic circumstances currently ongoing in the Ukraine, the Ukrainian PTO continues to function largely as normal by virtue of the remote working of the majority of its personnel and via online filings. Martial law was introduced in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 initially for a term of 30 days.  This term has been extended since then, and due to force majeure circumstances, it is possible that any missed...


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