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Archived updates for Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Introducing the Afro-IP Weblog

The Afro-IP weblog provides news, information and comment on intellectual property law, practice and business deals right across Africa. It recently posted a discussion and link to British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd ("BAT") v Cut Tobacco Kenya Ltd ("CUTT") where Kenya's Court of Appeal affirmed that CUTT's HORSEMAN brand cigarettes did not infringe BAT's SPORTSMAN brand by using a deceptive imitation of its packaging and was passing off its brand of cigarettes as being those of, or associated with, BAT's cigarettes. "Afro IP's guess is that BAT's first victory in 1999 probably gave them sufficient time to commercially secure market share over CUTT whilst the case was pending appeal."

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