• Breaking news: latest Partnership and Senior Associate appointments at Spoor & Fisher South Africa

    Spoor & Fisher is pleased to announce the following professional promotions in 2017.

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  • .AFRICA top level domain name about to take its place in cyberspace

    Africa will soon be able to take ownership of its rightful territory in cyberspace. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the body responsible for regulating global domain names, has officially delegated management of the new .AFRICA top level domain name space to the ZA Central Registry, the body currently responsible for managing South African specific top level domain names (.co.za, .org.za, .joburg, .capetown and .durban etc).

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  • Libya: Trade mark office re-opens

    The Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya is currently in control of the Trade Marks Office and the situation appears to be relatively stable. 

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  • Mauritius: Draft new IP law

    The Mauritian authorities have published a draft new IP law, the Industrial Property Bill 2016 (the Bill), with the deadline for comment being 31 January 2017.

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  • Gambia: IP Registry re-opens and is processing applications

    The IP Registry in Gambia has now re-opened following the recent political turmoil. There may be some delays as Registry staff settle back into their normal routine, but it is essentially business as usual.

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