Published Date: December 14, 2023

The 47th Session of the Administrative Council of ARIPO was held in Gaborone, Botswana from 20 – 23 November 2023.  Adams & Adams Partners, Nicky Garnett and Jameel Hamid, together with the Africa Practice Manager, Menzi Maboyi attended the session.

Adams & Adams works closely with ARIPO and we continue to support ARIPO in its initiatives to promote and improve the ARIPO system. Representatives from all 22 ARIPO member states attended this year’s event which also saw the attendance of representatives from Burundi and Ethiopia as observer states and various partner organisations including UPOV, EUIPO and OAPI. The event provides a unique opportunity to meet and engage with IP officials from the ARIPO member states and to cement our relationships with and participate in the activities of ARIPO.

L – R: Jameel Hamid (Adams & Adams), Ms Grace Ama Issahaque(Registrar General and Registrar of IP, Ghana) and Nicky Garnett (Adams & Adams)]

Nicky Garnett with the Registrar General of the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Ms Mercy Kainobwisho]