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For a city located between two large, relatively straight rivers, Brussels seems adept at providing a complex series of rapids for would-be inventors to navigate when moving from idea to patent.
ENSafrica
Over the past few years, SARS appears to have created a new category of doubtful debts allowances which they have termed a "specific" doubtful debts allowance...
ENSafrica
On Friday, 6 April 2018, the Acting Chief Inspector published a notice in Government Gazette No. 41561, in terms of which the previous guideline is replaced.
ENSafrica
On 4 April 2018, a full bench of the High Court of South Africa made a groundbreaking ruling on the recognition of the continuing consequences of previous B-BBEE ownership transactions in the mining industry.
ENSafrica
These and other concerns are addressed in the new section 10, but time will tell to what extent market participants embrace these new DLRs, thereby making the debt capital markets...
ENSafrica
B-BBEE is a policy of the South African government which is aimed at increasing participation by previously disadvantaged South Africans in economic activities.
ENSafrica
This is a story of the age, a story of a character that became a global sensation thanks to the internet.
ENSafrica
Once again, a differently constituted Constitutional Court adopted differing approaches in three lengthy and detailed judgments.
ENSafrica
They further highlight a very important difference between design law in South Africa and design law elsewhere.
ENSafrica
The South African Taxation Laws Amendment Act, 2017 was signed into law on 18 December 2017 and made some notable changes to the tax regime.
ENSafrica
A modern, technologically driven society generates large amounts of information about members of that society.
ENSafrica
Amendments to Zimbabwe's controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, Chapter 14:33 (the "Act"), were gazetted on 14 March 2018.
ENSafrica
Artificial intelligence ("AI") is big news at the moment, so it's no surprise that lawyers are considering the IP issues relating to AI. Some of the implications are really quite profound.
ENSafrica
The decision in National Education Health & Allied Workers Union on behalf of Sinxo & others and Agricultural Research Council is important primarily for two reasons.
KISCH IP
This was the issue before the Supreme Court of Appeal in the matter between Dinnermates (Tvl) CC and Piquante Brands International & another 401/17) [2018] ZASCA 43 (28 March 2018).
Clyde & Co
Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo is appointed as the CEO of the Prudential Authority. Notably, the appointment of a Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners for the Financial Sector Conduct Authority ...
KISCH IP
This would be tantamount to, for example, a supplier of grapes not being able to use a device of a bunch of grapes alongside its name and trade mark on its packaging/cartons.
KISCH IP
Old habits die hard, as is the case with Taylor Swift, who has applied to trade mark several titles and catchphrases from her upcoming album "Reputation", including the line "The Old Taylor Can't Come To The Phone Right Now".
KISCH IP
Forbes.com describes the "Internet of Things" as "the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other)".
ENSafrica
This new standard is invaluable as it allows organisations to understand the measures that need to be implemented in order to develop an effective anti-bribery management programme.
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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.
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 ...
Thipa Denenga
When a party institutes legal action against another party, the plaintiff is entitled to claim interest over and above the capital amount.
ENSafrica
The South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, tabled the 2018/19 Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, 21 February 2018.
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By its own very high standards, Real Madrid is not having the greatest of soccer seasons, although it has, at least, triumphed in a recent domain name case.
ENSafrica
2017 looks set to bring about unprecedented change in South Africa when it comes to leave relating to the birth or adoption of a child.
ENSafrica
The issue of offensive trade marks rumbles on. In 2017, the landmark US decision in Matal v Tam came after the founder of an Asian-American rock group sought trade mark registration for the band's name, The Slants.
ENSafrica
Taylor Swift has been in the IP spotlight again and, as always, there are valuable lessons to be learned.
ENSafrica
The revised Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 ("PPPFA Regulations 2017") issued in terms of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, came into effect on 1 April 2017.
Clyde & Co
On 2 March 2018, Caroline Da Silva, in the capacity as deputy registrar of Long-term and Short-term Insurance, published for public comment proposed amendments ...
Clyde & Co
On 17 January 2018, the President of the Republic of South Africa signed the Insurance Bill into law.
ENSafrica
The South African Income Tax Act, 1962 (the "Income Tax Act") contains exemptions from income tax that apply to institutions such as pension funds, certain universities and non-profit public benefit organisations...
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