The long-awaited renovation of Malawian’s Trademark Legal Framework is a reality since the October 1st 2018, as the New Act No. 2 of 2018, published on February 2nd 2018, has finally entered into force. The new law replaces a Trademark Act from 1957, and it will consider several international instruments regarding trademark protection.
This is a very positive change, as it means that the country will improve its Intellectual Property practices, as well as it will also be able to comply with the international trademark system.
For further information on the amendments regarding the New Law, please consult our article New trademark framework in Malawi.