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Malawi adopts a new Trademarks Act that formally domesticates the ARIPO Protocol on Marks (The Banjul Protocol)

Malawi adopts a new Trademarks Act that formally domesticates the ARIPO Pro...

The new Malawi Act (cited as “Trademarks Act, 2018”) that was published on 2nd February this year is made of 83 Sections and repeals the existing Trademarks Act of 1957. The Act caters for a number o...

IP Roving Seminar for Academic and Research Institutions starts at NUST

IP Roving Seminar for Academic and Research Institutions starts at NUST

The first IP Roving Seminar for Academic and Research Institutions this year is being held at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 26-27 March, 201...

ARIPO and COMESA hold bilateral meeting

ARIPO and COMESA hold bilateral meeting

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) held a bilateral meeting at the ARIPO headquarters in Harare on 18 Decemb...

ARIPO headquarters building named best commercial property for 2017

ARIPO headquarters building named best commercial property for 2017

ARIPO headquarters building named best commercial property for 2017 The magnificence of the new ARIPO headquarters building did not go unnoticed as it was adjudged to be the best property developed u...

Tenth Session of ARIPO Audit Committee starts at ARIPO Headquarters

Tenth Session of ARIPO Audit Committee starts at ARIPO Headquarters

The ARIPO Audit Committee comprising of Audit experts from its Member States namely Uganda (Chair), Mozambique, Lesotho and Sierra Leone is meeting at the ARIPO Headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe from 1...

ARIPO and ZBC sign MoU to increase IP awareness

ARIPO and ZBC sign MoU to increase IP awareness

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8 December 2017 at the ARIPO Headquarters ...

ARIPO represented at the OAPI’s 57th Session of the Administrative Council

ARIPO represented at the OAPI’s 57th Session of the Administrative Council...

The ARIPO Director General, Mr Fernando dos Santos, is attending the 57th Session of the Administrative Council of the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle [African Intellectual Prope...

2017 IP Conference on Copyright and Related Rights starts in Harare

2017 IP Conference on Copyright and Related Rights starts in Harare

The Annual Intellectual Property Conference organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) kicked of today at the ARIP...

Communique of the 16th Session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO

Communique of the 16th Session of the Council of Ministers of ARIPO

COMMUNIQUE OF THE SIXTEENTH SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF ARIPO HELD IN LILONGWE, REPUBLIC OF MALAWI, ON NOVEMBER 23, 2017 1. The Council of Ministers of the African Regional Intellectual ...

41st Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO starts in Lilongwe

41st Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO starts in Lilongwe

The Forty-first Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO has started in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Annual meeting being held from 20-22 November 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Centre and ...

ARIPO's Director General ARIPO comments on the 2017 CISAC Global Collections Report

ARIPO's Director General ARIPO comments on the 2017 CISAC Global Collection...

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched the 2017 Global Collections Report in Paris, France. The Report launched today, 15 November 2017, shows Globa...

Roving Seminar on IP held in Rwanda

Roving Seminar on IP held in Rwanda

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Roving Seminar on Intellectual Property (IP) for Academic Institutions took place at the University of Rwanda (UR) from 2 to 3 Novembe...