Tuesday, 30 April 2013

INTA's Africa Focus

As everyone is gearing up for the annual migration to INTA (unfortunately not  to the Serengeti) next week, here is a reminder of the Africa sessions. 

If you will be attending and on twitter please share your experiences and updates using #INTAAfrica. The @afroip handle will be tweeting furiously during the Africa sessions that Afro Leo is able to attend. Guests posts after the sessions are also welcome - please send them here.


Table topic: 1:15 - 3:15
Challenges in the Enforcement of Trademarks in Regional Economic Integration in Africa
Saudin Jacob Mwakaje, NexLaw Advocates, Patent and Trademark Attorneys (Tanzania)

Over the past 10 years, Africa has experienced rapid and significant development, on both economic and legislative fronts, but challenges still remain.  Panelists will discuss issues of importance such as the development of various IP laws, the organization of IP Offices, Madrid Protocol and developments in case law, as well as counterfeiting, enforcement and brand protection issues in Africa.
ModeratorSimon Brown, Adams & Adams (South Africa)
William I. Maema, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (Kenya)
Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)
Darren Olivier, Adams & Adams (South Africa)


Table topic:1:15 - 3:15
Trademark Searching and Clearance in Africa
Kay Rickelman, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)

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