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29 Apr 2022, 9:29 am by James Kwong
  In this regard, SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie reports on two recent judgments confirming this position on the ground that the legislature is yet to enact a law to implement the TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention. [read post]
30 Dec 2021, 1:39 pm by Alexandre Miura
 MiscellaneousSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie brought us a series of highlights of intellectual property in Africa this year, divided into copyright, trade marks, and patents, policy, legislation and administration. [read post]
19 Sep 2021, 12:35 pm by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
However, Mr Justice Mellor refused to expedite the proceedings, although with ‘some regret’.CopyrightSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie, our Africa Correspondent, discussed recent developments within the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO). [read post]
28 Aug 2021, 12:50 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
Our SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie published an instructive post on South Africa’s patent laws and how the absence of a definition for ‘inventor’ enabled South African authorities to register the DABUS patent.Katfriend Konstantin Voropaev analysed a patent trolling case from Kazakhstan, where a local patent troll threatened the market of taxi aggregators (platforms, where passengers connect with drivers). [read post]
6 Aug 2021, 6:40 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
Chijioke has now commented on the written submissions, received from stakeholders on the constitutionality of the Copyright Amending Bill. [read post]
18 Jul 2021, 9:41 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
James finished the event report by mentioning that the panellists were calling for more guidance for the SEPs - and it seems that the European Commission will answer their prayers with a new legislative framework.CopyrightSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie updated The IPKat readers on the forthcoming amendments to the Nigerian Copyright Bill, now transmitted to the National Assembly. [read post]
2 Jun 2021, 12:22 pm by Magdaleen Jooste
Chijioke Okorie reported on South Africa’s National Assembly’s decision to rescind the pass of the Copyright Amendment Bill. [read post]
16 Apr 2021, 1:34 am by Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie
Dr Chijioke Okorie, lecturer and researcher at Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Pretoria. [read post]
27 Dec 2020, 11:57 am by Sophie Corke
This Kat has had entirely too much turkeyWith another year drawing to a close, there's roundups and retrospectives all round.CopyrightThe first instalment of SpecialKat and Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie's 2020 Africa IP Highlights roundup shone a light on key decisions and reforms in the copyright sphere.Trade MarksTurning to trade marks, the second 2020 Africa IP Highlights instalment gave a chronological overview of the past year's trade mark and… [read post]
22 Nov 2020, 11:27 am by Magdaleen Jooste
 Chijioke Okorie provided a book sneak peek into “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa” by  Marius Schneider and Vanessa Ferguson. [read post]
11 Oct 2020, 12:09 pm by Magdaleen Jooste
  Back in May, Chijioke Okorie started the Beijing Treaty in Africa series. [read post]
27 Sep 2020, 7:08 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
 Designs Our Africa Correspondent, Chijioke Okorie, shared her analysis of a design case, which reached the Federal High Court of Nigeria Here, the Court considered whether two designs of the respondent, registered without substantive examination, were new or should be nullified based on an earlier product from the claimant. [read post]
12 Jun 2020, 9:51 am by Sophie Corke
This Kat is asserting her moral rights (to tuna)If you were taking a Kat-nap last week, rest assured that you can still keep up with this IPKat compilation.CopyrightSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie considered the copyright implications of livestreaming in light of the Kenya Copyright Board's recent clarification regarding rates payable by DJs/venues when they livestream recorded music.GuestKat Thomas Key reported on a recent judgment of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which… [read post]
7 Jun 2020, 6:15 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
 SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie started a series of posts on the implementation of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances in Africa. [read post]
2 May 2020, 4:33 am by Sophie Corke
Estar, as reported by GuestKat Rose Hughes.Rose also covered the EQE Supervisory Board's announcement that there will now no longer be any European qualifying examination in 2020, which prompted a lively debate below the line.Katfriends Gian Paolo Di Santo, Gabriele Girardello, and Greta Cucinella offered a valuable insight into pharmaceutical patents and COVID-19 from an Italian perspective.Trade MarksSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie considered the question of whether there is any… [read post]
16 Apr 2020, 1:09 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Chijioke Okorie looked at what the impact of this decision of the Federal High Court on copyright collective management in Nigeria is.BOOK REVIEWIn recent decades, progress has been made toward the protection of indigenous and traditional knowledge, spurred by the efforts of indigenous groups and developing nations. [read post]
28 Mar 2020, 11:54 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Chijioke Okorie discussed the fair dealing exception in South Africa. [read post]
24 Feb 2020, 12:56 pm
However, its reliance on identifying similarities with existing popular music could prove to be problematic from a copyright perspective.Clarence Lakpini was in attendance at the launch of GuestKat Chijioke Okorie's new book on 'Multi-Sided Music Platforms and the Law', summarising a number of issues and talking points which arose at the event here.Trade MarksThe IPKat commented on two trade mark judgments, with GuestKat Riana Harvey reporting on the High… [read post]
18 Feb 2020, 11:00 pm
” The word that jumped out to the audience when Professor Caroline Ncube, the holder of the South African Research Chair in IP, Innovation and Development, after her characteristically warm welcome to all the attendees, commenced her description of Dr Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie. [read post]