Author: MawereSibanda Communications

Vacancy: Legal Practitioner – Intellectual Property and Technology

Position: Legal practitioner Intellectual Property and Technology MawereSibanda is seeking an associate with at least 2 years of Intellectual Property law practice experience to join our IP & Technology practice. The ideal candidate will have developed skills in trademark clearance, general IP prosecution, counselling, and enforcement. Duties and Responsibilities The Legal practitioner’s duties and responsibilities […]

MawereSibanda advises ZimRe on acquisition of control block of Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited and entire shareholding of ZPI

MawereSibanda was the legal advisor in ZimRe Holdings Limited’s (ZHL) acquisition of 38,224,928 Fidelity Life Assurance of Zimbabwe Limited shares and ZHL’s acquisition of all the ordinary shares in ZimRe Property Investments Limited. Prior to the transaction, ZHL held 20.57% shareholding in Fidelity Life Assurance Zimbabwe. The acquisition of shares in Fidelity Life Assurance, which […]

NEWSFLASH: Extension of time for companies to re-register

The period within which all companies and private business corporations must re-register in terms of the new Companies and Other Business Entities Act has now been extended to 13th February 2023. Under the new the Companies Act, all companies and private business corporations were supposed to re-register by 13th February 2021 failing which they would […]

Supreme Court sets limits of Turquand Rule with regards to former employees who are aware of the internal processes

Brief facts of the case Emma Kundishora (the Appellant) was employed by Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (the Respondent) as the Secretary General. The Appellant was suspended from her employment pending investigation into and assessment of her performance. She chose to resign from the organisation. In acknowledging the resignation, the acting president of the organisation set […]

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New statutory measures on the protection of domestic and international investments in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37] (hereinafter Z.I.D.A Act) became law on 7 February 2020. It heralds a new legal regime whose intention is to restore investor confidence in Zimbabwe. The Z.I.D.A Act repealed the Zimbabwe Investment Authority Act [Chapter 14:30] (Z.I.A), Special Economic Zones Act [Chapter 14:34] and Joint Ventures Act [Chapter […]

How trade secrets can bring value to your business

Hush – hush! – It is a trade secret. Business in the modern world has become cutthroat and to remain competitive and to meet the ever evolving customer demands, businesses are being forced to innovate and improve their product offerings and services. The said innovation is driven by information which if it lands in the […]

Intellectual Property |

Mozambique joins the Banjul System

With effect from 15 August 2020, brand owners can use the Banjul system to protect their marks in Mozambique and ten other countries by filing one application and paying one set of fees. On 15 May 2020, Mozambique deposited its instrument of accession to the Banjul Protocol on Marks with the Director General of ARIPO, […]

Guidelines for Reopening of Businesses – Level 2 Lockdown

Following the announcement of the further extension of the national lockdown to the 17th May 2020, The Minister of Health published the Public Health (COVID – 19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (Amendment) Order, 2020 (No. 5) (Statutory Instrument 99 of 2020). This order must be read alongside the guidelines set by the Ministry […]

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