Since search of anteriority is not mandatory in OAPI, one IP may happen to be registered in the name of more than one owner. In such a case, the owner of the registration claiming priority has the liberty to file a memorandum of opposition against the other(s) within six months of their publication in the OAPI Official Gazette, a quarterly. The organization forwards this memorandum to the applicant who, according to the principle of fair hearing, also has the right to file a counter submission within three months renewable once.
The attorneys of SCP Global Africa IP are known for their petitions and defense before the OAPI Opposition Commission and the Higher Appeals Commission. All we require are the facts as they are and we shall formulate your case.