Region: Africa & Middle East

Global IP Awards winners for 2020 named in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2019

30 January 2020

Partnership with former rival hands boost to Lyft’s patent portfolio

Agreement with Gett sees around 40 assets transferred to ride-sharing giant continuing a busy period of IP dealmaking for the company

11 December 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value

05 December 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future

04 December 2019

South Africa's top court issues first patent decision but fails to clarify infringement defence uncertainties

The country’s Constitutional Court, which split down the middle, refused to grant an appeal to challenge a Merck patent on new grounds

18 November 2019

Israel joined the Hague System for international protection of industrial designs

Following a complete reform of the Design Law, Israel joined the Hague Agreement on 3 October 2019. From 3 January 2020, Israeli applicants will be able protect industrial designs by submitting a single international design application for any of the 88 member countries.

13 November 2019

A snapshot of the global patent landscape in eight charts

A recently issued WIPO report based on multiple data points sheds light on the state of play in worldwide patenting activity

08 November 2019

TSMC chief speaks as market reacts to foundry war settlement

Exact terms remain confidential, but TSMC's CEO suggested to employees that the licence rights are not transferrable should Globalfoundries be acquired

05 November 2019

The new Israeli online anti-piracy copyright reform explained

Israel is undergoing major copyright reforms, especially with regard to online piracy and protected content such as films, TV shows and music. The Israeli Parliament recently approved Amendment 5 to the Copyright Law, which introduces new anti-piracy proceedings. Copyright holders will have access to advanced enforcement tools in order to obtain protection for their works, primarily from online infringement.

23 October 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign

18 October 2019

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