Africa is a unique market with a multitude of languages, belief systems, customs and legislative systems. While its potential has undeniably been hindered by issues of governance, weak legal systems and political unrest, this diverse and growing economic landscape is predicted by many to be the next powerhouse of the world economy.
Trademark Registration Systems in Africa
There are two Regional Trademark organizations (i.e. centralized trademark filing systems) in Africa, which account for approximately 50% of the countries that make up the continent, with most of the other countries having their own national trademark legislations.