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The South African government recently approved the first phase of the long awaited Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, after incorporating input from the stakeholders' submissions and representations.
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In June 2017 we commented here, in respect of the WTO's decision to uphold legislation in Australia which severely restricted the advertisement of tobacco products on the ground that the legislation qualified as a legitimate public health measure.
Clyde & Co
On 11 December 2018, National Treasury published the draft Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill [B – 2018] for public comment ("Draft COFI Bill") ...
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If an agreement is not intended to be entered into in the course of such negotiations, this should be explicitly stated.
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By exploring the possibilities of ideas crowdsourcing, businesses open themselves up to a wide range of fresh talent and concepts in their efforts to stimulate innovation.
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In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
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The provisions in question were found to infringe upon the right to privacy, entrenched in Section 14 of the Constitution.
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The objective was to prevent the twin baby girls from acquiring HIV infection by modifying their genes.
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The Constitutional Court judgment which decriminalises the private use of cannabis has also resulted in an emotional high for a lot of South Africans.
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This is a sure way of achieving the desired results.
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Protected geographical indications. Which products to select? This question was at the centre of a seminar held recently at the headquarters of OAPI.
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The 7th session of the Working Group on the Improvement of the ARIPO Protocols relating to Industrial Property was held at the ARIPO headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe on 3 and 4 May 2018.
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In many African countries, political transitions and economic reform initiatives have supported investor confidence and are predicted to contribute strongly to business and investment activities going into the second half of 2018.
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The Advertising Regulatory Board officially opened for business in November and has already handed down its first ruling.
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Growing interest in blockchain technology also has an impact on the patent system.
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There are three possible instruments that regulate the payment of accrued annual leave upon an employee's termination of employment.
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In Eskom Holdings v Fipaza & others [2013] 34 ILJ 549 (LAC), in 2006 Ms Fipaza, an employee at Eskom agreed with it that she would go overseas to further her studies but failed to return by a certain agreed date.
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Artificial intelligence (i.e. AI) has been the buzz word in the past couple of decades, more so if one looks at fictional applications of AI in movies such as Star Wars and I, Robot to name a few.
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The demand for software applications, particularly mobile apps has grown at a phenomenal rate in recent years, fuelled in part by the ever growing use of smartphones globally.
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Nicole Smalberger discusses copyright in tattoos with 702 Talk Radio's Joanne Joseph.
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Mauritius attracts many entities wanting to set up shop on their tropical island. With this foreign investment, it is important to consider the implications on brand enforcement and on its trading partners, namely South Africa and the rest of Africa.
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Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956 governs the payment of pension benefits upon the death of a member.
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Copyright infringement has become so common in this era of digital publishing.
Clyde & Co
This article will briefly navigate through the South African regulatory framework governing RPAS and discuss issues and case studies arising from the enforcement thereof.
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In 1962, when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, Telstar launched the first communications satellite, and General Electric introduced the world to the single LED.
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Once a new invention has come to life, its protection may often be a daunting task, especially to novice inventors and entrepreneurs. There are some simple steps,
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Who Owns My Tattoo? (Video)
Dentons
The three main delegation contracts envisaged by the Codes are concession, leasing and interested management
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Brand Bans Don't Change Behaviour But Do Destroy Jobs, Assets
Dentons
The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 (the Bill) was published for comment on 21 September 2018.
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Bernard Agulhas, IRBA's CEO, states that the objective of mandatory audit firm rotation is to strengthen the independence of audit firms from their clients and to boost empowerment.
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South Africa is a highly regulated society and compliance with the myriad of laws can be daunting for any business.
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