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19 Jan 2014, 10:00 pm by Kingsley Egbuonu
(Well, Afro Leo understands that the African continent is home to 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land; so there lies opportunities)CommentaryWhat are African countries doing to protect certain valuable and unique agricultural produce and products? [read post]
16 May 2014, 9:19 am by Kingsley Egbuonu
Lastly, he notes that IP Australia is totting-up its Afro Leo IP technical assistance points by supporting WIPO Re:Search.Says Afro Leo, "great news! [read post]
23 Jul 2014, 8:00 am by Kingsley Egbuonu
 Please note: Afro Leo told me that I dozed off during this exercise; so, apologies if you find an error or two. [read post]
2 Jun 2013, 8:52 pm by Kingsley Egbuonu
(Afro Leo is not too concerned since just 2 African countries made this year's U.S. naughty IP awards list. [read post]
24 Mar 2014, 3:27 am by Kingsley Egbuonu
(Afro Leo does not like events with breakout rooms for various sessions as such format pretty much isolates people in sparsely populated rooms) So what did this Leo learn? [read post]
1 Jun 2014, 11:00 am by Kingsley Egbuonu
[Afro Leo asks: Will the Registrant even bother to do this? [read post]
2 Oct 2018, 3:10 am by Afro Leo
Afro Leo has just been informed that the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has been put into liquidation. [read post]
27 May 2014, 11:30 pm by Kingsley Egbuonu
No, its not on Afro Leo's territoryThis Leo must be an IP technical assistance fanatic to spot this piece in the UK IPO's May newsletter. [read post]
16 Jun 2013, 10:30 pm by Kingsley Egbuonu
(Afro Leo thinks that most have voluntarily done so or probably coerced to do so by trading partners). [read post]
1 May 2014, 11:00 pm by Kingsley Egbuonu
Afro Leo thinks that what goes up must come down and it's anyone's guess if these large sums are actually recovered upon success. [read post]
4 Nov 2013, 8:28 pm by Afro Leo
In many ways, this is because investors understand how to use, create, maintain and enforce intellectual property which is where this Afro Leo believes that resource should be allocated - you cannot just give someone a fighter jet, you gotta teach them how to use and maintain it, and you may have to also help pay for it, at least until it has has successfully returned from a few sorties. [read post]
10 Jul 2013, 11:16 am by Kingsley Egbuonu
But a little scratch  beneath the surface reveals an already-established interest in IP.In fact, Afro Leo feels that Ethiopia has generated tangible publicity in relation to IP (for example, see here, here, here and here) than some African countries who are current WTO Members. [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 4:42 am by Caroline Ncube
Being clueless about soccer, this Leo will not venture any comment on the import of this development and leave it to more knowledgeable Afro-IP readers to mull over this with their Friday sundowners. [read post]
6 Mar 2014, 11:55 pm by Caroline Ncube
Like many others we have visited in this series, the country does not have a national IP policy and its WIPOLex page  here only lists legislation.*  Not wanting to leave Afro-IP readers empty-handed, this Leo offers the following tidbits on the state of IP in Egypt:Very interesting research has been completed on access to knowledge and IP and innovation in Egypt in the last few years e.g. [read post]
18 Feb 2015, 7:31 am by Darren Olivier
And cats are jumpy in water as it is.This Afro Leo has just spent the last 90 minutes with some of Africa's most talented entrepreneurs fielding questions in one-on-one sessions on their IP requirements, across Africa.Hosted by Bowman Gilfillan's David Geral and their client African Leadership Network, this Afro Leo spoke to founders of BanaPads, Capture, GiftedMom, Learning Horizon, Madlyn Cazalis, MDAS, Nikweli, TastemakersAfrica… [read post]
6 Aug 2012, 1:47 am by Jeremy
 Afro Leo now learns that this new IP law finally came into effect on 9 June 2012; he understands that the Patent and Trade Mark Office is now operational and that it is accepting new applications.Source: NJQ and Associates Newsletter, July 2012For more about Djibouti, see Kingsley's A to Z feature here. [read post]
2 May 2015, 2:00 am by Kingsley Egbuonu
CommentaryThis Leo can remember Afro-IP’s rallying call to action after the Regional Update for Africa vanished from INTA’s AM agenda in 2011. [read post]
2 Apr 2020, 10:39 pm by Afro Chic
It is arguable though, says Afro Leo, that with current technology available (that reduces administrative time and cost) the pressure to increase fees should be reducing.Brought to you by Afro ChicImage Credit Hu Chen [read post]
12 Jun 2014, 11:00 pm by Kingsley Egbuonu
[Afro Leo reminds me that South Africa did deliver on the World Cup]In summary, IOL states that: "....South Africa set to establish its own, independent pharmaceutical plant in the next five years, aimed at making life-saving drugs cheaper for millions of citizens in need. [read post]
11 Nov 2012, 9:28 pm by Kingsley
 Afro Leo has not only spotted that Mr Karjiker shares, to some extent, a similar view to that of Sara Moyo, but also that readers of this blog are not the only ones to have witnessed the poor (or lack of) online presence of some of the IP offices in Africa - including the regional IP organisations. [read post]