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MAJOR INNOVATIONS IN OAPI: THE REVISED BANGUI AGREEMENT (14 DECEMBER 2015 in Bamako, Mali).

After 3 years of waiting, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) unveiled on October 22, 2018 the major changes of the revised Bangui Agreement (revised on the 14 December 2015 in Bamako, Mali). These changes were driven by OAPI’s concern to improve on the quality of its operating procedures and rules and to stay inconformity […]

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Specific regulations concerning the registration of certain products in Africa: registration of cosmetics in Nigeria with the national agency for food and drug administration control (NAFDAC)

Some products are subject to certain requirements before they are placed on the market in some countries. In Nigeria, NAFDAC is the authority charged with the regulation and control of the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of certain products. The scope of its authority is broad and the products under its jurisdiction […]

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African Day for Technology and Intellectual Property – Theme: Invention, the engine of industrial development.

The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) celebrated on the 13th of September 2018 the African day for Technology and Intellectual Property. The event took place at the OAPI head office in Yaoundé and was attended but employees of the organization, IP agents and lawyers, Conseil en Propriété Industrielle (CPI) and a special guest […]

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Club of Monegasque Entrepreneurs in Africa in Mauritius soon !

INLEX AFRICA’s team is pleased to welcome The CEMA (Club des investisseurs Monégasques en Afrique) international delegation in Mauritius from novembre 4th to 7th, to exchange about the potential of leading business in Africa.

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Registration under the Madrid system in Africa

The Madrid System facilitates the filing and registration of trademarks electronically to all countries that have ratified the Madrid Agreement relating to international registration. Concerning African countries that are members of the Madrid Agreement, the use of the Madrid system presents a proven commercial risk regarding the enforceability of registrations made by this means. Consequently, […]

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Important considerations of protection in Africa: did you think about Ethiopia?

The importance of securing enforceable IP rights in Africa significantly increases together with economic growth, this leads us today to address your interests in Ethiopia. Indeed, Ethiopia presented this year a GDP increase of 8.3% in 2017 which ranks the country as the 2nd country of the continent in terms of developments after Ghana. In […]

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Which country presents the most efficient economic policy on R&D?

In the era of new innovation goals geared towards the energy transition, the research and development / output spending mix is ​​becoming more and more a key element of economic policies. Also, the Global Innovation Index 2018 and WIPO propose to evaluate the efficiency of almost 126 economies in innovation through certain criteria (ranging from […]

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Anti-counterfeit and Brand Protection in Africa – It all begins with brand owners

Earlier this year, South African event organizer Everest Executive Education convened a conference named “Pan-African Anti-Counterfeit and Brand Protection Summit” the aim of which was to discuss the danger of counterfeits for consumers, the damage caused to trademark owners and the progress made so far by different countries in adopting legal and administrative measures enabling […]

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J-10 avant les Rencontres Africa !

Nos équipes vous donnent RV aux Rencontres Africa, l’événement business pour réussir en Afrique ! 2-6 octobre : Abidjan – Nairobi – Tunis Véritable co-production entre la France et les pays africains qui en ont fait la demande, les prochaines « Rencontres Africa » débuteront à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire le 2 et 3 octobre […]

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Participez à la 1ère édition des RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA STRATÉGIE PI AFRIQUE : 19 septembre 2017 – Paris

Franck Soutoul, associé fondateur du cabinet INLEX AFRICA vous invite à participer à la 1ère édition des RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA STRATÉGIE PI AFRIQUE Quelle stratégie de protection et de sauvegarde de vos droits de propriété industrielle en Afrique ? Mardi 19 septembre 2017 de 8h30 à 10h30 Frank SOUTOUL et Jérémy GIACOPAZZI, grâce à leur retour […]

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