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The Capital Markets Authority (Amendment) Act, 2016

Written: 14 Jun 2016
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The Capital Markets Authority (Amendment) Act 2016 (the “Amendment”) was assented to by the President on 3rd May 2016 and came into force on 20th May 2016. The key provisions in the Amendment are as follows;
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Trademark Application No. 2013/48063 Nairobi Java House Coffee & Tea and No. 2013/48062 Java House & Java Sun in Class 43 in the name of Nairobi Java House Limited and opposition thereto by Mandela Auto Spares Limited

Written: 21 May 2015
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On 21st May 2015, the Registrar of Trademarks delivered a landmark ruling on descriptiveness, likelihood of confusion and concurrent use in an opposition to the registration of trademarks. MMAKS Advocates was pleased to represent the Opponent, Mandela Auto Spares Limited. The Applicant sought to register the device trademarks Nairobi Java House Coffee & Tea and Java House and Java Sun in respect of services in class 43 “the offending applications”. The Opponent is the registered owner of trademarks Café Javas and Javas dating back 7 years
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