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Botswana and Zambia signed the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement ("ACFTA") on 10 February 2019 at the 32nd summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa,
Adams & Adams
On 14 February 2019 a resolution was taken by the board of directors to voluntarily liquidate the African Global Group of companies, better known as Bosasa.
ENSafrica
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but from a trade mark point of view, it's been anything but romantic. As the following stories indicate, the world of trade marks has done little to set hearts
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appeal against the decision of the tax court concerning SARS' entitlement to payment of understatement penalties in accordance with section 222(1) of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (the "TAA").
Adams & Adams
The Bill provides for a no-fault benefit scheme and a new Administrator, replacing the current RAF.
ENSafrica
Sections 113 and 115 of the Companies Act, 2008 provide for an automatic statutory merger of two companies.
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In the recent matter of Vodacom & others v the National Association of South African Workers and 1 other, which was handed down on 4 March 2019.
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Every so often, a judgment is passed that upsets settled ways of doing business.
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Are the two trade marks confusingly similar? It's the question that's most commonly asked in trade mark law.
Adams & Adams
The OAPI IP Office recently published a notice informing trade mark owners, agents and all other users of the OAPI regional system that the Trade Marks Registry applies the current version of the Nice Classification system ...
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The Big Mac case has enjoyed considerable publicity – many publications have reported on it, including World IP Review.
Adams & Adams
It is hoped that a revision of the terms and functionality of the Bangui Agreement, subject to ratification by all member states of OAPI, will bring significant changes to the prosecution and litigation procedures ...
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A very conservative budget was read by the South African Minister of Finance today, 20 February 2019. There are no notable increases in any of the direct or indirect taxes.
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Delaying the prosecution of a review application can carry the risk of a court refusing to hear the application.
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Gone are the days when a helicopter had to be hired to secure fantastic shots of a neighbourhood or local stadium in anticipation of a major public or private event.
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Cloud computing and offshoring of data is no longer a taboo among banks.
Adams & Adams
The Registrar General of Intellectual Property in Sudan has recently announced a change in the prosecution of trade marks in Sudan.
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The pervasiveness of the Internet of Things has spawned a recent fear that the devices are listening to the conversations of their users.
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Digital rights management ("DRM") refers to the methods used by content owners to protect their digital content. A number of methods can be used to control ...
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The implementation of cybercrime legislation is a pressing issue given that South Africa has one of the highest numbers of cybercrime victims in the world.
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On 1 February 2019, the South African Minister of Finance published the Financial Matters Amendment Bill (the "Bill") containing a long-awaited amendment to section 83 of the Insolvency Act, 1936.
Spoor & Fisher
Trade mark owners with registrations in Burundi and/or Rwanda are reminded that certain trade marks need to be renewed this year in order to remain valid.
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The Mauritian Government announced in its 2018-2019 budget speech major changes to be brought to the Mauritian Financial Services sector ...
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A recent judgment in a trade mark opposition in Seychelles is worth a look, not only because it involves a major international brand ...
Hogan Lovells
Following the recent landmark decision of the South African Constitutional Court, in which the private and personal use of cannabis was decriminalised, together with the publication of guidelines regarding the...
Adams & Adams
President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Competition Amendment Bill ("the Amendment Act") into law. It is a significant moment for competition law and enforcement in South Africa
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As promised during his State of the Nation Address on 7 February 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 13 February 2019, signed the Competition Amendment Act, 2019 (the "Amendments") into law.
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What exactly is unlawful competition? Unlawful competition is often lumped together with IP, and indeed there are obvious links: the common law action of passing off
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
The increase in the VAT rate from 14% to 15% was arguably the biggest announcement in the 2018 Budget Review from a tax perspective. This change in VAT rate will impact consumers directly ...
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The Anton Piller order is an extraordinary thing. It's essentially an evidence-preserving legal mechanism.
TMF Group
South Africa is a highly regulated society and compliance with the myriad of laws can be daunting for any business.
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It is becoming increasingly easy for employees in the workplace to record conversations, meetings and disciplinary enquiries without the consent of the employer to do so.
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