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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jun 28, 2016 (Newsletter Issue 12/16)
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Madrid Protocol in TM Amendment Bill Included

The National Assembly on April 14, 2016, approved the General Laws Amendment Bill, which includes amendments to the Trademark Act to incorporate Zimbabwe’s accession to the Madrid Protocol. The Bill now must be prepared for submission to the President and obtain his assent. It will then be published in the Government Gazette.

Upon publication it will become law, but the Ministry of Justice will need to draft regulations to enable implementation of the Protocol by the Registrar of Trade Marks Office. It is not clear how long the process will take. Meanwhile, applications filed cannot be processed until the regulations are published.

Source: Trademark Office Practices Committee—Africa Subcommittee as contributor and Sara Moyo, Honey & Blanckenberg, Zimbabwe as verifier in INTA Bulletin, June 15, 2016, Vol. 71, No. 10