The local Intellectual Property Laws have been overhauled and brought in line with EU regulations and with international conventions in the area.
The Copyright Act of 2000 makes provision in respect of copyright and neighbouring rights, and it echoes many EU Directives relative to the field in question. The Patents Act of 2000 makes provision for the registration and regulation of patents and designs. It encompasses the principal substantive provisions of the European Patent Convention. The Trademarks Act of 2000 transposed the EU Directives relevant to the field in question.
Our legal team prides itself in specialising in all fields of Intellectual Property Law and has also been involved in the fields of Distributorship, Franchising and Industrial Designs.