#ipkenya Weekly Dozen: 15/06

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World Cup 2018 starts this week!

  • ARIPO holds the Second Symposium on Copyright and Related Rights [Official]
  • Tete Goat – First Geographical Indication of Mozambique [Inventa]
  • Namibia introduces new Industrial Property Act [A+ Bunch of Lawyers]
  • Competition Authority confirms Egypt’s right to air 22 World Cup games [Egypt Today]
  • Should Africa let Silicon Valley in? [The Guardian]
  • Kenya to publish draft data protection bill this month [Reuters]
  • Rethinking Uganda’s State Brand Strategy Using Intangible Assets [Amani IP Network]
  • Restriction on Parallel Imports Gets Red-Lighted By Competition Authority of Kenya [BD Africa]
  • Stolen melodies: Copyright law in Africa [Deutsche Welle]
  • Rwanda: Experts call for autonomous Intellectual Property office [The New Times]
  • Kenya: Sharing books online kills creativity, it’s outright theft [One-sided coin]
  • Anti-Counterfeit Agency Insults Intelligence of Stakeholders at ‘Consultative Forum’ on Proposed IP Law [Shameless Plug]

For more news stories and developments, please check out #ipkenya on twitter and feel free to share any other intellectual property-related items that you may come across.

Have a great week-end!

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2 thoughts on “#ipkenya Weekly Dozen: 15/06

  1. Hi. In terms of sharing IP related news items…do you have a preference for news concerning the continent or globally as long as it’s IP matters?
    If no preference you might be interested to note a recent reference before the (Court of Justice of the European Union)- SWA v Michael Klotz.
    Question here is whether the use of the word “GLEN” for a whisky made in Germany infringes ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a registered GI. (The view being that despite the details of origin being indicated on the packaging, the word Glen would mislead consumers into thinking the whisky is a Scotch. This matter was by way of a reference and it will upto the trial court to determine the matter finally- but what I find interesting is that consumers (who are the ones likely to be misled anyway) should have input on whether such word is misleading- i.e. what does the consumer think?

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