November 8, 2018

ARIPO: Accession to Madrid Protocol by Malawi

On September 25, 2018 the Government of Malawi deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol which will enter into force on December 25, 2018.   Source:  www.wipo.ent
September 21, 2018

ARIPO: Regional IP Database Launched

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) launched a Regional Intellectual Property (IP) database at the ARIPO headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.  The IP database is free and easy to access for searches by IP Agents and anyone who wishes to find information or register trademarks, industrial designs or patents.   Source:
May 4, 2018

ARIPO: New Trademarks Act by Malawi Adopted

The new Malawi Act (Trademarks Act, 2018) repeals the existing Trademarks Act of 1957.  It was published on February 2, 2018.  The new act covers a number of fields which were not, or poorly covered. previously.  Those fields include the protection of service marks, registration of collective marks, certification marks and Geographical Indications. Source: