Brands in Africa: the dos and the don’ts

Africa is a vast continent and is often underestimated, both from a business but also from a brand protection perspective. Africa’s land mass exceeds that of India, China, the United States and Europe combined. It is also the second most populous continent, with over 1.3 billion people – or about 16.5% of the world’s population. […]

Godfrey BudeliIntellectual PropertyMariëtte du PlessisMohamed Jameel HamidNicole SmalbergerTrade Marks

KENYA – Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) Mandatory Recordal System – Implementation Deadline of 1st January 2023 looming

Adams & Adams Partner and Head of our Anti-Counterfeiting Department, Godfrey Budeli, recently met with Dr Robi Mbugua Njoroge, the current CEO of the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA), together with the ACA Management, Legal and Compliance, Investigations and Recordation teams at the ACA’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Discussions focused on the ACA’s readiness with the impending […]

Africa Ip updatesGodfrey BudeliKenyaNicky GarnettNthabisheng Phaswana

DEADLINE FOR MANDATORY RECORDAL OF IP RIGHTS IN KENYA EXTENDED TO 1ST JANUARY 2023

Dear Clients and Colleagues, On the 26th of April 2022, the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Authority (“ACA”) published Public Notice, No. 1/2022, in which it announced a deadline for the recordal on the Anti-Counterfeit Authority Integrated Management System (“AIMS”) of all goods bearing Intellectual Property Rights being imported into Kenya. That Notice required that all Intellectual Property Rights Holders to record […]

Anti-CounterfeitingGodfrey BudeliIntellectual PropertyMichael Lamont

Anti-Dissipation Interdicts in Counterfeit Goods Cases

There is nothing more frustrating to a trade mark proprietor than going through the effort of securing a judgment in a counterfeit goods case, only for the defendant to use every trick in the book to frustrate the collection of the judgment debt.

Godfrey BudeliIntellectual PropertyTrade Marks

Beware of counterfeit medical supplies

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is a shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers and other disinfectants across the globe. As a result, there has been an influx of counterfeit PPE’s entering African countries which could increase the risk of infection

Anti-CounterfeitingGodfrey BudeliIntellectual Property

OFFENCE IS THE BEST DEFENCE IN ANTI-COUNTERFEITING | GODFREY BUDELI

Partner in the Anti-Counterfeiting group at Adams & Adams, Godfrey Budeli regularly uses team sport analogies in describing the purpose and successes of his colleagues’ work. “Why not?,” he counters. “As in football, the success of a team depends on correct team placement, and strong leadership.” It’s his ‘captaincy’ that has once again earned him […]

Anti-CounterfeitingGodfrey BudeliIntellectual PropertyJan-Harm Swanepoel