Alec Muza, head of our Intellectual Property practice area, was elected President of the Zimbabwe Institute of Patent and Trademarks Agents at the annual general meeting which took place on 27 February 2019. Alec Muza has 12 years’ experience advising companies on brand protection strategies, trademark and patent filings and prosecutions, copyright, licensing, sale and purchase […]
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In Zimbabwe, Plant Breeders’ Rights are governed by the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act and the Plant Breeders’ Rights Regulations, 1998 (Statutory Instrument 113 of 1998).
IP lawyers from MawereSibanda attended this year’s event which was hosted by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) at the ARIPO headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised a patent drafting course for African patent agents with the assistance of the Japan Patent Office. The course was held at ARIPO and officially opened on 4 September 2017.
On the 26th June 2017, the International Trademark Association (INTA) CEO, Mr Etienne Sanz de Acedo visited Harare, Zimbabwe.
Here are five steps you should consider taking before making a trademark application in Zimbabwe.
A step-by-step guide to registering a trademark in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe published the Madrid Protocol Regulations on the 13th March 2017. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding the Madrid System in Zimbabwe.
A trade mark must be capable of distinguishing the goods or services in relation to which the mark is used or proposed to be used, from the same kind of goods or services connected in the course of trade with any other person.
In Zimbabwe, copyright exists without registration provided that the right exists within the provisions of the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act [Chapter 26:05] (the Act). Once it is established that the work concerned falls within the parameters of copyright protection, the copyright owner does not need to take a further step. Works which are eligible […]