TANZANIA: Wilmar Resources Pte Ltd V Tiffany & Co. (well-known trademarks)

Wilmer Resources Pte Limited (“the Applicant”), a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore, applied to register the trade mark TIFFANY in Tanzania in classes 3 and 5. The trade mark applications were opposed by Tiffany & Co. (“the Opponent”), the luxury jewelry and specialty design house. For purposes of efficiency, the two separate oppositions […]

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Data Protection on the rise in Tanzania

Tanzania has joined the likes of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya in making provision for Data Protection legislation. The Data Protection Bill was expected to be tabled before parliament during the month of September 2022, following on-going talks on data protection. The Bill proposes the enactment of the Personal Data Protection Act of 2022. The […]


Tanzania – Moving with the Times: Amendments that Provide for Further Electronic Activities at the Trade Marks Office

CLICK HERE TO VIEW JUDGEMENT In June 2021, Parliament passed the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Act, 2021, which Act proposes amendments to various pieces of legislation, including the Trade and Services Marks Act, (CAP 326) (“the Trade Marks Act”). The amendment to Section 5 of the Trade Marks Act makes provision for documents […]

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Africa Update 2020 – Tanzania

Anti-counterfeiting training During October 2019, we travelled to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to conduct Brand Identification Training at the REACT workshop with the Fair Competition Commission (“FCC”) officials to assist them in combating the sale of counterfeit goods in Tanzania. The workshop was very well attended by the FCC, the Director General of the […]

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Fancy a Cheeky Tanzanian Red (or White)?

Tanzania is well known for having an economically active agricultural sector, an abundance of natural gas and of course home to the brilliant blue precious stones. In June this year, a local small-scale miner became an instant millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones to the Government for $3.4m. The gemstones has a combined weight of 15kg (33 […]

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