• Kenya accedes to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

    Kenya was the first country in Africa to join the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention when it became a member on 13 May 1999.

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  • IP protection helps plant breeders to reap the benefits

    Seen against the background of the recent drought experienced in South Africa, food security is a hot topic. This has made the work of local plant breeders all the more important.

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  • Uganda – New Intellectual Property Law in Force

    Intellectual property practitioners should be aware that the Ugandan Industrial Property Act of 2014 is now in force, despite the fact that no Regulations have been passed. Please note that the new law does not concern trade marks.

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  • Spoor & Fisher once again rated Band 1 by Chambers and Partners

    Spoor & Fisher has once again been placed in Band 1 for Intellectual Property (IP) law practices in South Africa as rated by Chambers and Partners this year.

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  • Top honours for Spoor & Fisher in international survey

    Spoor & Fisher has once again been named “Best Intellectual Property Law Firm in South Africa” for 2016 by Managing Intellectual Property.

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