Tuesday 5 March 2013

Darren Olivier

Africa IP - what would you like to know?

Over on the INTA 2013 Meeting Linkedin Group there is a discussion "Africa: what do you want to know?" calling for your questions on the most common Africa IP concerns? This year the regional update is moderated by the experienced Adams & Adams' Simon Brown and yours truly is in the dock, hoping to make it as relevant as possible.

Several years ago, the Africa session was scrapped from the agenda. With your help and some exposure on this blog, we got it re-inserted and it is now in a more favourable time slot. Please attend, question and heckle. But most importantly, please take a few seconds to ask your questions on the Linkedin Group or send us an email here.

RT50 Regional Update: Africa - Tuesday 15h30 - 16h45
Intermediate Level
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.

Simon Brown, Adams & Adams (South Africa)

William I. Maema, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (Kenya)
Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)
Darren Olivier, Adams & Adams (South Africa)

Darren Olivier

Darren Olivier

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