Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Zimbabwe rejuvenates Zimbabwe Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Agents (ZIPTA)

Exciting news from Zimbabwe is that ZIPTA has been unzipped!

A thriving local IP community has got together to resurrect their institute. It has an impressive logo and new Facebook page (like them!) under the new and energetic leadership of Brenda Matanga. According to the tip-off:

"The New Council held its maiden Event at a local hotel on 7 April launching its new brand and website.

Discussion was to inform members of this association of IP attorneys on its mandate - The Role and Function of ZIPTA, the vision of the New President and ways in which the association can fulfill its objectives,work together with other like minded organizations in the region and internationally and become the Voice of the IP profession in Zimbabwe.

The President encouraged the institute to look at SAIIPL,CIPA,ITMA etc and learn a thing or two from them,as they seem to be well established.

ZIPTA is an institution statutorily created- in terms of Sec 59 of the Trade Marks Act ( Chapter 26:04)and Sec 64 of the Patents Act(Chapter 26:03)"

Here's wishing that they can establish a real voice for Zimbabwe and perhaps set a model for the rest of Africa to follow. They have Afro-IP's support.

Let's see how many likes we can get for the FB page!

The New Council: Chris Kimberley,Alec T Muza,Tafadzwa R Mugabe,Dorothy Pasipanodya,Yeukai Kundodyiwa and Brenda Matanga.

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