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By Mathoto Masetla
Such an innovation may cause the inventor to obtain a patent towards the protection thereof, and a granted patent is a highly lucrative commercial tool
By Sibongile Dee
The demand for branded goods in Africa is growing and, as such, the instances of infringing and counterfeit goods are on the rise. The various intellectual property (IP)
By Sonica Wilken
The value of intellectual property assets in companies is often overlooked or underestimated when it comes to licensing, mergers and acquisitions.
By Jaco Theunissen, Mathoto Masetla
Picture a scenario where you come across a product which is currently trending and children everywhere either have or want one, however, it is only being manufactured and sold by one entity.
By Tevin Jones
Eradicating counterfeit goods in the South African market is essential to its economy.
By Fredo Ströh
Inventors often (hopefully always) look at ways to protect their inventions to gain the most benefit for them.
By Louw Steyn
Patenting of inventions can be notoriously expensive; however, the monopoly attracted because of it has the potential to exceed, by far, any initial patenting costs.
By Karen Kitchen
Firstly, what is a meme?
By Thomas Gerard Schmidt
Recently, a research team from the University of Illinois announced a major breakthrough in the field of crop science.
By Luyanda Ntuli, Koketso Molope
As most of you already know, Bonang Matheba, one of South Africa's leading media personalities, launched her own range of sparkling wine (MCC) called "HOUSE OF BNG" on Monday, 18 March 2019.
Are you a creative? In the fashion industry or any design sector?
By Kevin Dam
The owner of copyright in a work is by statute given the exclusive right to perform certain specified acts in respect of his or her work or to authorise others to do so and hence to prevent
By Kevin Dam
In general, non-resident licensors are only subject to tax in South Africa on income that is attributable to a permanent establishment in South Africa of that licensor; or to the extent that tax is
By Kevin Dam
Does South African law recognise the validity of ‘perpetual' software licences?
By Andre van der Merwe
Intellectual property rights are divided into a number of different categories, each of which is regulated by its own act, or by the common law