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TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESSES IN TANZANIA MAINLAND (TANGANYIKA) AND ZANZIBAR

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1. Introduction Trademark registration is a crucial step for businesses, ensuring territorial protection and distinguishing their products or services. However, it’s imperative to understand that the processes in Tanzania Mainland (Tanganyika) and Zanzibar are distinct, and governed by separate laws. This article aims to elucidate the disparities between the two countries, the registration procedures, prerequisites, […]

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION UNDER THE AFRICAN REGIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (ARIPO).

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ARIPO has the mandate to register marks and administer such registered marks on behalf of the Banjul Protocol Contracting States. It provides a regional platform and centralized system for the protection of intellectual property rights, allowing businesses to protect their trademarks across multiple African countries. The protocol is currently operational in 13 states out of […]

TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Transfer of Intellectual property rights is the process of transferring ownership and exclusive rights of the intellectual property from one party to another in whole or part. This can include transferring copyrights, patents, trade or service marks and other forms of intellectual property, as governed by applicable Laws and Regulations. Transfer of Intellectual property rights […]

STATUTORY COMPLIANCE OF A COMPANY AFTER REGISTRATION IN TANZANIA

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Most investors/ promoters are aware of the registration process and requirements in Tanzania, but surprisingly we don’t pay much attention to the statutory compliances after the registration of a company. Hence it’s worth reminding some of the compliance requirements once issued with a Certificate of Registration or Compliance: To file Form of allotment of shares: […]