Events Watch: Summit on Patent Examination Systems in Africa

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The European Patent Office in partnership with the law firm of Adams & Adams will host the first Summit on Patent Examination Systems in Africa. . The meeting will take place on September 13, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.

IP Officials, Registrars and Director Generals from national and regional patent offices across Africa have been invited to attend and discuss the various approaches to patent examination available and to gain insights into developments in this regard around the world.

According to Adams & Adams, this invitation includes the cost of flights, accommodation, meals and airport transfers for one person from national and regional patent offices across Africa. This invitation is directed to the Head of the IP Office in your country. Should he or she be unable to attend the office can nominate a senior individual to represent it at the Summit.

The Summit will be followed by the 5th Annual Adams & Adams Network Meeting, a two-day seminar that brings together IP professionals and officials from across the continent to discuss topical IP issues in an African context.

For information on the Summit & Network Meeting, queries may be directed to Africa Practice Manager at Adams & Adams, Mr. Menzi Maboyi.

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