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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]
18 Feb 2020, 12:01 pm
Book reviewsLast week, our SpecialKat Hayleigh Bosher reviewed a recent book publication from…our SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie, “Multi-sided Music Platforms and the Law, Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa”. [read post]
11 Feb 2020, 12:54 am
Our special Kat Chijioke Okorie (Africa Correspondent) is currently appointed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the DST/NRF Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development at the University of Cape Town and a Queen Elizabeth Scholar under the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) project... and she is the author of a recent publication Multi-sided Music Platforms and the Law, Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa.This book explores the legal and… [read post]
20 Jan 2020, 9:54 am
The event will take place at Simmons' London office in Moorgate from 2pm to 7:30pm, and you can find further information here.Book ReviewsSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie reviewed '3D Printing and Intellectual Property' by Lucas S. [read post]
18 Jan 2020, 3:43 pm by Afro Ng'ombe
Chijioke Okorie's (aka AfroLeopa's) new book, Multi-sided Music Platforms and the Law: Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa. [read post]
10 Dec 2019, 12:20 am
EUIPO (C-702/18), where he suggested that the possibility of submitting new arguments and evidence before the General Court in trade mark opposition proceedings could be broadened.Katfriend Deborah Vincze provides a summary of the final implementation in France of Directive 2015/2436 on trade marks.GuestKat Nedim Malovic examines a recent decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal,  which found likelihood of confusion between two figurative marks of whales on the… [read post]
3 Dec 2019, 12:25 am
 Alex Woolgar provided further details.Kat Eleonora Rosati examines copyright protection available to fictional characters and the extent to which it could go, looking at the meaning of a 'work' that is sufficiently 'original' and of the 'right kind', as well as how many and which copyrights it would be entitled to.PatentsGuestKat Rose Hughes discusses the high-profile CRISPR patent dispute relating to the EPO interpretation of "any… [read post]
1 Nov 2019, 1:17 am
This case, concerning the joint authorship of the screenplay of the 'Florence Foster Jenkins' film, revisited the (admittedly) thorny issue of joint authorship of copyright works.SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie looks at some of the highlights of the recently published African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) Model Law on Copyright and Related Rights.PatentsGuestKat Rose Hughes brings breaking news, reporting on the UK Supreme Court decision… [read post]
10 Oct 2019, 12:32 am
 SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie examines some of the highlights of Kenya’s Copyright (Amendment) Act 2019, which repealed some elements of the original Copyright Act of Kenya to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty and a myriad of other issues. [read post]
13 Sep 2019, 6:17 am
 Trade Agreement SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie discussed the regional integration of Africa through trade agreements in the shadow of the xenophobic attacks against Africans living in South Africa. [read post]
26 Aug 2019, 12:09 pm
Supreme Court in the next term.Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie reports on Raconteur Productions Limited v Dioni VisionsEntertainment Limited and 2 Others, heard before the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, concerning the possibility of copyright infringement of a ‘screenplay’, which is not specifically mentioned or defined in the Nigerian Copyright Act as a protected work.Platform Liability -Former GuestKat Mirko Brüß examines… [read post]
7 Aug 2019, 12:43 am
Africa Correspondent Kat Chijioke Okorie looks at the flexibility available from the TRIPS Agreement and seeing how they can be adapted to suit the socio-economic realities of different countries.Is the sun too much and you're staying in the shade like this Kat? [read post]
5 Aug 2019, 12:27 am
Team NewsGuestKat Rose Hughes will soon begin a new role as Patent Attorney at AstraZeneca in Cambridge, UK.Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie has been appointed a Queen Elizabeth Scholar under the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) project. [read post]
30 Jul 2019, 9:04 am
Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie reports that UN Economic Commission for Africa launches the Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA) IX. [read post]
12 Jul 2019, 2:03 am
Africa Correspondent, Chijioke Okorie (UCT) closed Session 2 with a presentation on “IP, Internet and the right to economic freedom” where she pointed out that given that economic freedom as a human right seeks to inter alia protect the freedom of individuals to own and exercise property rights, the nature of use of copyright-protected material on the Internet seems to undermine that right. [read post]
16 Jun 2019, 11:07 am
Traditional Knowledge Chijioke Okorie writes about “traditional cultural expressions” and “traditional knowledge” and the intention of the Ghana National Folklore Board, which is under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, to bring Marvel studios to the negotiation table to discuss compensation for Marvel’s use of the kente designs in the Black Panther movie. [read post]
26 May 2019, 2:13 pm
Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie reports on The Agreement on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with a specific focus on the Protocol on Intellectual Property. [read post]
15 May 2019, 10:06 pm
Chijioke Okorie writes For archives only: crafting copyright limitations and exceptions for archives in South Africa. [read post]
13 Apr 2019, 12:25 pm
PatentsAfrica Correspondent Chijioke Okorie discusses the judgment of the Dutch Court of Hague in Ancientgrain BV and Bakels Senior NV delivered on 21st November 2018 and what this decision means for Ethiopia’s battle to legally export Teff flour.Someone said pasta? [read post]