This is indeed the consequence of laxity some Rwanda Development Board officers. Clearly the registrar of copyrights in Rwanda should have done a thorough due diligence before registering the copyright.
Considering the history between the two disputing Tanzanian companies, it appears like the only reason Bakhresa applied for Azania copyright was to prevent its competitor back home from entering the Rwandan market.
In the spirit of fair competition, it would only be fair if the court overturned the processes in which Bakhresa acquired the Azania copyright as it’s against the principles of fair competition according to Rwandan laws.
Don King Agaba
Reaction to the story, “Tanzania firms feud over brand name in Rwanda” (The New Times, January 16)