Mauritius – New Industrial Property Bill

Mauritius has published a new draft of its Industrial Property (“IP”) law in the 2016 Bill (“the Bill”). The Bill was open to commentary until 31 January 2017. Some noteworthy aspects related to the draft Bill include: • Registration of a trade mark on the basis of honest concurrent use is permitted. • A remedy […]

ARIPO Amends Harare Protocol On Patents, Industrial Designs And Utility Models

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization’s (“ARIPO”) held its 40th Administrative Council Session in Harare, Zimbabwe, in December 2016. The Harare Protocol on Patent, Industrial Designs and Utility Models (“The Protocol”) has undergone important and notable amendments which came into effect on 1 January 2017. The Protocol’s improvements and amendments relate to patents, utility models […]

De Beer Attorneys Wins Award for ‘Best IP Law Firm – South Africa’

We are pleased to announce that De Beer Attorneys has won the award for the “Best IP Law Firm” in South Africa in the prestigious 2016 Business Law Awards, hosted by Corporate Vision Magazine. Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine was created by a highly experienced and passionate team of business experts, advisors and insiders. Corporate Vision provides discerning […]