WIPO Director General Visits Namibia and Pledges Support in Developing an Innovation Ecosystem

Over the years, WIPO has been assisting African countries in developing IP policies and innovation ecosystems. Namibia is one of the countries collaborating with WIPO. This collaboration resulted in WIPO’s Director General, Daren Tang visiting Namibia to pledged WIPO’s continued support for strengthening Namibia’s innovation ecosystem. The two- day visit enabled the Director General to […]

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Draft Copyright Bill – inclusion of Copyright Levies considered at BIPA workshop

On 10 November 2022, a virtual workshop hosted by the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was held with a specific focus on the inclusion of copyright levies in the Draft Copyright Bill in Namibia. The overhaul of Namibian copyright legislation is in response to the worldwide […]

Africa GeneralNamibia

Africa Update 2020 – Namibia

Anti-counterfeiting training During May 2019, we travelled to both Windhoek and Walvis Bay to conduct Brand Identification Training with officials of the Namibian Ministry of Finance, Department of Customs and Excise. Two separate sessions were conducted in Windhoek and Walvis Bay, the initial session a theoretical one focusing on identification of counterfeit goods and the […]

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Southern Sun Squares off Against Namibian Brand Offender

In 2018, the Namibian High Court issued a decision in favour of the Applicants, Southern Sun Africa (First Applicant) & Southern Sun Hotel Interests (Pty) Limited (Second Applicant), on the basis of passing-off and copyright infringement, against Sun Square Hotel (Pty) Limited (Respondent), a Namibian company. The First Applicant, Southern Sun Africa, a Mauritian company, […]

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SOUTHERN SUN ‘SQUARES OFF’ AGAINST NAMIBIAN BRAND OFFENDER

Author: Kareema Shaik The Namibian High Court recently issued a decision (read the decision here) dealing with passing-off and copyright infringement in the matter of Southern Sun Africa (First Applicant) & Southern Sun Hotel Interests (Pty) Limited (Second Applicant) and Sun Square Hotel (Pty) Limited (Respondent). The Applicants form part of the well-known South African […]

Intellectual PropertyKareema ShaikNamibia