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Session 2: IP Enforcement in Southern Africa

04-Mar-2021 To 04-Mar-2021 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 1748

Includes a Live Event on March 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EST)

The Southern African region comprises countries with widely differing economic outlooks: from South Africa, an upper middle-income country and the second largest economy in Africa, to Lesotho and Zimbabwe, both low-income countries.

It is no surprise that, among the countries of the region, South Africa has the most robust customs recordal. This system of customs recordal and enforcement is, however, under strain from the ever-increasing cross-border flow of goods.

In this session, speakers will discuss:

• The registration of trademarks through the regional IP organization ARIPO and how to enforce such trademarks;
• The cross-border flow of goods by land and sea between Southern African countries (Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe);
• The enforcement of IP rights in South Africa.

This is part of the six-session Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series, which will also be accessible on demand.