Should governments step in to regulate social media?
Hugh Melamdowitz, Partner at Spoor & Fisher joins CNBC Africa to discuss the practicalities of regulating social media.Read more
3D printing is a challenge to IP rights
In 1984, Charles Hull applied for a patent in the United States of America for an “Apparatus for production of three-dimensional objects by stereolithography”. The technology disclosed in this patent is the first disclosure of what is commonly known as 3D printing or additive manufacturing.Read more
Morocco: electronic services
The Moroccan Trade Mark Office (OMPIC) has, since 28 May 2018, been issuing trade mark registration certificates and renewal certificates electronically.Read more
Mozambique: penalties for late filing of DIU’s
A peculiarity of the trade mark system in Mozambique is that the owner of a registration needs to file a Declaration of Intent to Use (DIU) every five years.Read more
Namibia: New IP law coming into effect on 1 August 2018
Namibian IP law is changing. A new statute, the Industrial Property Act, 1 of 2012 (the Act), comes into effect on 1 August 2018.Read more
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