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ENSafrica
It's not often that courts get involved in the real nitty-gritty of trade mark practice, they tend to stick to the bigger issues like the infringement and revocation of trade mark registrations.
KISCH IP
Who is David Junior Ngcobo? Most people probably wouldn't know. But if you ask "who is Nasty C?", most people in South Africa who are below retirement age will know exactly who you're talking about.
ENSafrica
A recent CNN report, AB InBev accuses rival Miller Coors of obtaining the secret recipe of Bud Light, (CNN 18 October 2019), deals with the interesting issue of trade secrets.
ENSafrica
"Tea from South Africa's rooibos bush will soon be infused with a measure of restorative justice." This neat quote comes from an article that appeared in Quartz Africa, South Africa's
ENSafrica
We have discussed the proposed reforms to South African copyright law in previous articles. These reforms are controversial, to say the least.
KISCH IP
In a recent decision, the Cabinet of Ministers approved Seychelles' membership to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
Adams & Adams
Proprietors of trade marks in Rwanda should take note of an upcoming trade mark renewal deadline which may be relevant to their marks in this country.
Adams & Adams
A recent decision concerning a functional design registration registered in terms of the Designs Act 195 of 1993 was handed down by Acting Judge Millar in the High Court, Gauteng Division, Pretoria.
KISCH IP
Challenging times foster innovative solutions and when times are tough we, companies and individuals alike, tend to hunker down and start innovating.
KISCH IP
A Sunday service like no other is the order of the day; a new popular pop-up church experience hosted by the controversial hip-hop music mogul Kanye West has taken the world...
Adams & Adams
Legal pitfalls of offensive branding.
Adams & Adams
The cannabis market is on the rise, with 263 million users globally, of which 83 million sit in Africa.
ENSafrica
South Africa's highest court, the Constitutional Court, handed down judgment in the matter of Ascendis Animal Health (Pty) Limited v Merck Sharpe Dohme Corporation and Others
KISCH IP
We all know of the high-end jewellery brands being counterfeited across the world with hundreds of thousands of counterfeit jewellery items being seized in markets in, and at, the borders of most countries.
KISCH IP
The digital era has brought about several advancements in everyday life.
KISCH IP
Clients often enquire about the necessity of an intellectual property (IP) valuation as opposed to a standard accounting valuation.
KISCH IP
At its iPhone 11 Pro unveiling, Apple showed off the new slow-motion selfies feature to the iPhone 11 models – or as Apple jokingly referred to them as "Slofies".
KISCH IP
Intellectual property holding companies (IPHCo's) are registered with the purpose of managing and holding a business or group's intellectual property assets such as patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets and other proprietary know-how.
Adams & Adams
Back in the day, young gamers used to immerse themselves in games such as Street Fighter, Super Mario, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs,
Inventa International
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is empowered to grant and administer patents in accordance with the provisions of the Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs.
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KISCH IP
A trade mark is filed based on actual use thereof or an intention to use the trade mark. Where there is no intention to use, a trade mark ...
Werksmans Attorneys
Our advice to date concerning trade marks is that separate trade marks should be filed in the UK in addition to the EU to avoid the inevitable administrative delays at the UK...
Werksmans Attorneys
The European Union's Trade Mark office (EUIPO) has this year cancelled McDonald's European Union Trade Mark registrations for BIG MAC
De Beer Attorneys
Google often boasts about how their self-driving cars have the capability to save lives as they do not crash into things, nevertheless, crashes still do occur and when they do Google has now come up with a backup plan ...
KISCH IP
At its iPhone 11 Pro unveiling, Apple showed off the new slow-motion selfies feature to the iPhone 11 models – or as Apple jokingly referred to them as "Slofies".
Adams & Adams
Back in the day, young gamers used to immerse themselves in games such as Street Fighter, Super Mario, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs,
De Beer Attorneys
Dave Hutchison, founder and owner of local sock company Sexy Socks South Africa, has after a lot of hard work and effort, established a niche brand in the footwear market in South Africa.
Adams & Adams
Over the past year or so, a surprising number of international brand owners have come under fire for offensive marketing campaigns, products, and brand names.
KISCH IP
Intellectual property holding companies (IPHCo's) are registered with the purpose of managing and holding a business or group's intellectual property assets such as patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets and other proprietary know-how.
ENSafrica
South Africa's highest court, the Constitutional Court, handed down judgment in the matter of Ascendis Animal Health (Pty) Limited v Merck Sharpe Dohme Corporation and Others
Bowmans
The Intellectual Property (IP) evolution in Uganda started in 1913 when a first patent was registered. The patent was registered under Britain's Patents
KISCH IP
Eradicating counterfeit goods in the South African market is essential to its economy.
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