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Madrid Protocol

The government of Zimbabwe has incorporated this protocol into the laws of Zimbabwe.This means member states may designate Zimbabwe for protection of trademarks.

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SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE NOW MEMBER OF ARIPO

From 27 February 2016 Sao Tome and Principe may be designated for registration of a trademark in ARIPO.  You may designate this country for Patents and Industrial Designs as well. Sao Tome and Principe joins 9 other states for trademarks and 17 other states for patents and industrial designs.  For a list of the intellectual [..]

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LEGAL AGE TO ENROLL FOR GRADE 1 IN ZIMBABWE

There is a little confusion amongst parents and Primary School Heads as to the correct legal age for enrolling a child for Grade 1. There shouldn’t be, as there is a law that governs this, which is the Education (Age on Admission to a Government School) Regulations, 1999 Statutory Instrument 70/1999, which states that a [..]

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ZIMBABWE INDIGENISATION LAW

Background The Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act is an official affirmative action programme conducted by the Government of Zimbabwe in order to right historical inequalities between the races in Zimbabwe but also to economically advantage and empower Zimbabwean locals.  An indigenous person is defined as any person, who prior to 1980, was disadvantaged or discriminated [..]

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Indigenisation Law

Government announces slight relaxation of the law that requires all investors to cede 51% of their shareholding to local partners.The legislative instrument is now awaited.  

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Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our valued clients.Please note that we are closed until the 4th of January 2016

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