Not present at the 135th annual meeting of the INTA, this Leo finds himself in two countries in search of a web presence for their intellectual property (IP) offices. Revisiting Seychelles in 2013, there is no life online as things remain as they were last year. Same goes for Sierra Leone.
He is guessing that there are more activities (for owners and practitioners) in the field of trade marks than any other area of IP across Africa. Also, considering that internet issues have been integrated in this year's INTA programme, Afro-IP hopes that informal discussions at the meeting would pick up on the state of the IP offices on the continent. ("Even better, issues affecting IP offices worldwide may well be included in next year's agenda", says Afro Leo)