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6 Mar 2024, 7:44 am by Jocelyn Bosse
 Chijioke Okorie updated readers on the progress of the South African Copyright Amendment Bill., which was passed by the National Council of Provinces with amendments to align the Bill with certain constitutional provisions. [read post]
15 Dec 2023, 6:30 am by Terry Hart
” Africa IP Highlights 2023: copyright — Over at IPKat, Chijioke Okorie recaps major legislative, judicial, and governmental copyright developments from the past year in Africa. [read post]
1 Sep 2023, 9:47 am by Aleksandra Czubek
  Miscellany Chijioke Okorie analysed the role that copyright, data protection and contract law have in facilitating or restricting data access within the African continent. [read post]
31 Jul 2023, 10:27 am by Chiara Gallo
 Copyright Chijioke Okorie reported on the recent South African High Court ruling, namely Mdlestshe and Another v YouTube Channel and Another, on the issue of copyright infringement on digital streaming platforms. [read post]
9 Jun 2023, 11:14 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
Hayleigh’s best copyright case is Ed Sheeran concerning his “Thinking Out Loud” song [see Hayleigh’s earlier posts on the Ed Sheeran cases]: hopefully, after this case there will be less music infringement litigation of this kind.Chijioke Okorie during the Q&A (photo: Neil Graveney)Chijioke Okorie then presented the Blind SA vs the South African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition. [read post]
9 May 2023, 2:01 pm by Kevin Bercimuelle-Chamot
Chijioke Okorie reported on a judgment issued by the Nigerian Trade Mark Tribunal which concerned the registrability of movie and character titles as trade marks.Patents Rose Hugues shared some thoughts on the decision in G 2/21 issued by the Enlarged Board of Appeal on the standard of evidence required for inventive step. [read post]
7 Apr 2023, 6:30 am by Terry Hart
.'” Nigeria amends its Copyright Act to ratify outstanding copyright treaties and address other issues — Writing at IPKat, Chijioke Okorie reviews some of the highlights of Nigeria’s Copyright Act 2022, which was signed into law on March 17. [read post]
16 Sep 2022, 8:35 am by James Kwong
  SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie reported on this here. [read post]
25 Aug 2022, 2:04 am by Giorgio Luceri
(see here).Our GuestKat Chijioke Okorie reported on the recent recommendation issued by the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) entitled "Advisory on memes and copyright law," which analysed the phenomenon of memes in light of Kenya's Copyright Act (see here). [read post]
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]