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ENSafrica
The Anton Piller order is an extraordinary thing. It's essentially an evidence-preserving legal mechanism.
ENSafrica
A recent judgment in a trade mark opposition in Seychelles is worth a look, not only because it involves a major international brand ...
ENSafrica
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
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.
Adams & Adams
In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
Spoor & Fisher
Recent OAPI trade mark opposition judgments highlight the fact that the system works.
Adams & Adams
Our North Africa operation has confirmed that it is now possible for owners of trade marks locally registered in Morocco – as well as international registrations designating Morocco – to record a suspension application at the customs authorities.
Adams & Adams
Of these member states, only four countries meet the key criteria that are mentioned above, namely Kenya, Mozambique, Morocco and Tunisia.
Adams & Adams
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.
Adams & Adams
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.
KISCH IP
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.
Adams & Adams
In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
Adams & Adams
The provisions in question were found to infringe upon the right to privacy, entrenched in Section 14 of the Constitution.
KISCH IP
The objective was to prevent the twin baby girls from acquiring HIV infection by modifying their genes.
KISCH IP
The Constitutional Court judgment which decriminalises the private use of cannabis has also resulted in an emotional high for a lot of South Africans.
Adams & Adams
Protected geographical indications. Which products to select? This question was at the centre of a seminar held recently at the headquarters of OAPI.
Adams & Adams
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.
Adams & Adams
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.
Adams & Adams
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.
Adams & Adams
Nicole Smalberger discusses copyright in tattoos with 702 Talk Radio's Joanne Joseph.
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Adams & Adams
In the past twelve months, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down four judgments concerning trade marks.
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.
Adams & Adams
Our North Africa operation has confirmed that it is now possible for owners of trade marks locally registered in Morocco – as well as international registrations designating Morocco – to record a suspension application at the customs authorities.
Spoor & Fisher
Recent OAPI trade mark opposition judgments highlight the fact that the system works.
Adams & Adams
Of these member states, only four countries meet the key criteria that are mentioned above, namely Kenya, Mozambique, Morocco and Tunisia.
Adams & Adams
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.
KISCH IP
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.
Adams & Adams
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.
Adams & Adams
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.
KISCH IP
One of the most frequent queries intellectual property attorneys receive is from clients who want to "copyright their idea". However, you can't "copyright an idea".
KISCH IP
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.
KISCH IP
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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