On 30 November the AfrIPI Project team presented the Annual Work Plan to the Steering Committee. [...]
On 20 and 21 October, AfrIPI,goo in partnership with the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), hosted a judges’ seminar in Abidjan on the enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) in the OAPI judicial area. Judges from 17 Member States met in Abidjan to discuss specific IP issues and compare different national solutions. [...]
Mr Timo Olkkonen, the EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, met with ARIPO (for the second time) and the AfrIPI team (for the first time).
The meeting led to a rich and fruitful discussion, particularly about geographical indications, one of the pillars of the AfrIPI project.[...]