An Intellectual Property Law Guide for All the Countries in Africa


At the end of last month, the entire African IP fraternity was abuzz after the news that Bowman Gilfillan had agreed to merge its intellectual property law practice with Adams & Adams making the latter firm the largest IP specialist firm in Africa.

Recently Adams & Adams have redesigned and launched their website which will definitely be an oasis of knowledge and insights of IP practice throughout the African continent.

An interesting feature on the new-look website is the Africa IP Law Guide with information on all the countries in Africa complete with a nifty interactive map (pictured above). Of course the information is primarily on industrial property matters, particularly trademark registration and patent filing procedures.

In this regard, IPKenya intends to collate this data and add other useful information contained on WIPO’s “WIPO Lex” for African States together with Afro-IP’s comprehensive “A to Z of African IP websites”. Hopefully this compilation of info on Africa’s IP and IP Offices will be completed by the end of June 2012.

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