It was published on March 4, the Resolution no. 2/21 of the Judiciary Superior Council, which permits that the Intellectual Property and Commercial Section of Luanda District Court to begin operations and receive its first judicial cases.
The Resolution also nominated the new judges that will work in this Section.
This Resolution was expected for a long time, since Law no. 2/15 of February 2, 2015, regarding the organization and operation of civil courts, foresaw specialized courts/sections in Commercial and Intellectual Property matters.
With this approval, one of Angola’s busiest Courts will count with a section which may handle appropriately Intellectual Property and Commercial cases, well-known for their reinforced technicality, comprising judges with greater expertise and technical knowledge, providing better decisions on the judicial procedures submitted in the capital and business center of Angola.
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Article by Marco Correia Gadanha
Marco Correia Gadanha
Marco Correia Gadanha is a partner of the Portuguese law office MC&A. He is specialised in legal advice to international transactions. Marco has extensive experience of legal practice in Portugal and in the Portuguese-speaking African countries. Since 2008, he has practiced mainly in the areas of labor and litigation, assisting national and international clients in these and other matters, namely corporate law, especially in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. He graduated at the University of Coimbra in 2005 and he holds post-graduations in Labor and Angolan Law.