• 5th ARIPO Working Group meeting on the amendment of the Banjul and Harare Protocols

    African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) was established under the Lusaka Agreement of 1976. Its objective is to provide for the centralised registration of trade marks, patents, utility models and industrial designs as well as to promote harmonisation of intellectual property legislation of the ARIPO member countries.

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  • 2016 sees a constellation of IP stars at Spoor & Fisher

    The strength of a team is determined by the abilities of its individual members and Spoor & Fisher’s “IP Stars” named in the most recent Managing Intellectual Property ratings, point to the synergy that has secured the firm a pre-eminent position in the field of IP law in South Africa.

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  • Hugh Melamdowitz to focus on commercial aspects at Media & Entertainment Law conference

    Hugh Melamdowitz is a Spoor & Fisher partner and heads the Commercial Department of the firm. Thanks to his specialist knowledge and expertise regarding the commercial aspects of intellectual property law, he has been invited to address the Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, to be held in Johannesburg on Thursday the 21st of April 2016.

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  • Spoor & Fisher once again achieves Legal 500 Top Tier Status

    Spoor & Fisher has once again achieved Top Tier status in the latest Legal 500 ratings of IP practices in South Africa.

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  • 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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