New IP Act in Liberia clarifies effectiveness of international treaties to some extent
The long awaited Intellectual Property Act, 2014 was approved by Liberia’s House of Representatives on 14 June 2016 and published on 22 July 2016. The Acting Director General of the Liberia Industrial Property Office has also confirmed that accompanying regulations will now be drafted, following the signing into law of the new Act.Read more
Spoor & Fisher named “IP Law Firm of the Year” by Best Lawyers
Spoor & Fisher has been named as the South African “Law Firm of the Year” in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers.Read more
Cayman Islands: Major changes to IP laws
Three new intellectual property (IP) laws concerning trade marks, patents and designs, were published in the Cayman Islands on 31 August 2016. These laws will come into force on a date to be announced.Read more
New Thoughts on South Africa’s IP Policy
In 2013 South Africa published a draft IP policy which sparked controversy and prompted a comment by Spoor & Fisher.Read more
Zambia: New registered design legislation
On 6 June 2016, new registered design legislation came into force in Zambia. It has repealed the old law - the Registered Design Law 1958.
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