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Eradicating counterfeit goods in the South African market is essential to its economy.
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Inventors often (hopefully always) look at ways to protect their inventions to gain the most benefit for them.
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Patenting of inventions can be notoriously expensive; however, the monopoly attracted because of it has the potential to exceed, by far, any initial patenting costs.
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Firstly, what is a meme?
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Recently, a research team from the University of Illinois announced a major breakthrough in the field of crop science.
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AB InBev offers its patented technology for free to microbrewers after patenting a new brewing innovation
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What do blockchain technology and Frightened Rabbit's front-man Scott Hutchison have to do with one another?
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In the South African context, we are regularly confronted by examples of what is labelled as "cultural appropriation". What is cultural appropriation and where is the line ...
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There are predictable references in the press reports to the biblical figures David and Goliath.
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As most of you already know, Bonang Matheba, one of South Africa's leading media personalities, launched her own range of sparkling wine (MCC) called "HOUSE OF BNG" on Monday, 18 March 2019.
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Part one of this series by Myriam Christmann was titled The Thorny Issue of Cultural Appropriation and served as an introduction to the topic in general and introduced the idea ...
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While you channel hop between the FIFA World Cup and the tennis you may have noticed that Roger Federer ...
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You've come up with a great new idea and believe you're the first person in the world to have that idea.
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There appears to be a yawning gap between good governance and the role of intellectual property disclosure and value creation.
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Tawanda Mahanzu, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur and inventor ("the applicant"), has approached the Intellectual Property Tribunal of Zimbabwe ("the IPT") ...
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A popular South African musician, Daniel Baron, has accused the international dance music superstar David Guetta of plagiarising the melody from one of his singles.
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Are you a creative? In the fashion industry or any design sector?
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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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Are the two trade marks confusingly similar? It's the question that's most commonly asked in trade mark law.
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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 owner of copyright in a work is by statute given the exclusive right to perform certain specified acts in respect of his or her work or to authorise others to do so and hence to prevent
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"New year, new me" …well, the second month of 2019 is here which means that our New year's resolutions are next year's problem and we are pretty much back to basics.
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The Big Mac case has enjoyed considerable publicity – many publications have reported on it, including World IP Review.
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Certain amendments to the UK Trade Marks Act 1994 and their Trade Mark Rules 2008 came into effect on 14 January 2019. These changes implement the EU Trade Mark Directive 2015 in the UK.
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In 2015, the creators of the YouTube channel, PinkFong, published the Baby Shark music video on its channel. However, it was in 2018 that the song became a global phenomenon, to the extent that it currently has over 2.1 billion views on YouTube.
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Does South African law recognise the validity of ‘perpetual' software licences?
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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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Intellectual property rights are divided into a number of different categories, each of which is regulated by its own act, or by the common law
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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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A recent judgment in a trade mark opposition in Seychelles is worth a look, not only because it involves a major international brand ...
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Are the two trade marks confusingly similar? It's the question that's most commonly asked in trade mark law.
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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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