Magdalien van der Westhuizen

Magdalien is the Manager of KISCH IP’s Foreign Patent Department and deals with incoming patent and registered design instructions received from foreign clients for filing in African countries outside of South Africa. With more than 6 years’ experience in intellectual property law, she specialises in the filing and prosecution of patents and registered designs in African countries, including ARIPO and OAPI.

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Seychelles to become a contracting state to ARIPO

In a recent decision, the Cabinet of Ministers approved Seychelles’ membership to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) through the accession of Seychelles to the Harare protocol. The Harare protocol provides for the protection of…

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African patent options: Roads less travelled

Africa, the world’s second largest continent, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies. It has over 50 countries, each with its own set of intellectual property law systems, offering investors some interesting options for protecting intellectual property…

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