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Brought to you by the team from Rouse in Africa, we are delighted that we will be able to "welcome" you to Africa's IP news. 


With a population of over one billion people, vast natural resources and enormous untapped growth potential, Africa is an increasingly attractive commercial destination for overseas businesses and investors.

Our comprehensive network of Intellectual Property associates in every jurisdiction means that we are perfectly placed to help you obtain and protect your IP rights in all African countries and surrounding islands. 

Our dedicated Africa team is made up of experts based at our regional headquarters in Cape Town and across the continent. Between them they have unrivalled experience of handling IP in Africa. By combining this strong local presence with our substantial global resources and our commitment to quality, we can offer you a truly unique service whatever your requirements.

Our network of IP associates covers all the major commercial centres of Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Our office in Namibia handles the filing of patent and trade mark applications directly in countries covered by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), while those mostly French-speaking countries covered by the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) are managed through our reliable local IP associates.



The IP Karibu Team


Our IP Karibu team is made up of qualified legal experts from ARIPO, Cameroon, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.


Our expert contributors include patent, trade mark and copyright professionals and an Advocate from Africa, who have extensive combined knowledge of IP in Africa and who understand the different complexities and requirements in individual African countries.


IP Karibu is powered by Rouse.

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