IP Developments within the last 12 months

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IP Developments within the last 12 months

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:27

The revised IP Law of OAPI known as the Bangui Accord has recently been made available to the public for the first time. However, it has yet to enter into force, as it requires ratification by 12 member states before it can be promulgated, and so far, only 7 member states have done so. The changes introduced by the new law include the following:- Trade Marks The definition of a trade mark will be broadened to include sounds. Substantive examination on absolute grounds will be conducted for...


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