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Burundi And Rwanda: Trade Mark Renewal Deadlines
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.
South Africa
25 Jan 2019
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High Online Counterfeit Goods Risk, Says Survey
About 30% of consumers are unknowingly buying fake goods when making online purchases, according to the Global Online Shopping Survey.
South Africa
22 Jan 2019
3
OAPI Trade Marks: It Pays To Oppose
Recent OAPI trade mark opposition judgments highlight the fact that the system works.
South Africa
22 Jan 2019
4
A Trade Mark Opposition Highlights The Issue Of Re-Classification
Nigeria uses the International Classification of Goods and Services for its trade mark registration system.
Nigeria
7 Dec 2018
5
Novel SA Technique In Hydrocephalus Assessment
A novel SA technique not only improves the accuracy of ultrasound in assessing hydrocephalus
Worldwide
27 Nov 2018
6
Nigeria Registry Split: Further Information
The Nigerian authorities have for some time been keen to split the Registry of Trademarks, Patents and Designs into separate registries.
Nigeria
23 Nov 2018
7
Intel And Intelvision Not Confusingly Similar
On 18 September 2018, the Seychelles Registrar General handed down an important trade mark decision.
Seychelles
23 Nov 2018
8
Who Owns Your Ink?
In August 2016 in the USA, Solid Oak Sketches LLC sued 2K Games, Inc and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. on the basis of copyright infringement.
United States
23 Nov 2018
9
Reminder That Documents For Trade Mark Nos. 5,001 - 20,757 Must Be Re-Submitted By 26 December 2018
In January 2018, we reported that a substantial backlog of trade marks to be processed had accumulated at the Angolan Registry since the implementation of the current law in 1992.
Angola
23 Nov 2018
10
A New Era In Trade Mark Law
We have previously reported on the Malawian Trademarks Bill 2017. This bill officially became law on 1 October 2018, in the form of the Trademarks Act, 2 of 2018 (the Act)
Malawi
23 Nov 2018
11
APP Store Saga Shows How To Pick A Trade Mark
When choosing a trade mark businesses often prefer descriptive marks that inform consumers about the nature or purpose of a product.
South Africa
22 Nov 2013
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Supreme Court Interdicts Pepkor From Copying Adidas Famous THREE STRIPE Mark
The Supreme Court of Appeal has recently handed down a judgment in terms of which Pepkor was interdicted from infringing the well-known adidas THREE STRIPE trademark.
South Africa
21 Mar 2013
13
Decision Raises Bar For Proving Similarity Between Goods And/Or Services
An appeal by the Foschini Group, the proprietor in South Africa of the trade mark DUE SOUTH in various classes, to overturn a decision by the Registrar of Trade Marks to accept applications by Jan Frederick Coetzee for registration of the trade mark DUE-SOUTH & DEVICE in classes 16, 29, 30 and 41 was recently dismissed by the North Gauteng High Court.
South Africa
21 Mar 2013
14
Expected New Trade Mark Law In The British Virgin Islands
Following a comprehensive review of the existing trade mark laws of the British Virgin Islands, we await the publication of the Proclamation in the Government Gazette to implement the new Trade Marks Act, 2013.
British Virgin Islands
18 Mar 2013
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Justice May Be Delayed But Not Denied – Even If It Means "Awakening The Lion"
The struggle of right against might forms the central pillar of the "Lion King" story but while this may be familiar to millions of children around the globe, the real-world struggle for justice that arose from the animated blockbuster is less well-known outside of the intellectual property law community.
South Africa
27 Feb 2013
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Thousands Of Randelas Wasted On Pointless Randela Trade Marks
Defining what constitutes a trade mark can be difficult, especially when dealing with unusual trade marks such as single colours, sounds and scents, which explains the need for specialist trade mark attorneys.
South Africa
21 Feb 2013
17
New Trade Mark Law In Ethiopia - Further Information
A discussion on the new trade mark law in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia
15 Feb 2013
18
New Trade Mark Law In Ethiopia - Further Information
The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office has since issued Directives which have clarified a number of key issues regarding the new trade mark law that came into effect on 24 December 2012.
Ethiopia
15 Feb 2013
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MIP Survey Gives Spoor & Fisher Top Tier Status In The South African Patents Arena
The IP survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property is described as the industry’s "biggest, oldest and most detailed analysis of the leading patent firms worldwide."
South Africa
13 Feb 2013
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Regulations Relating To Food Stuffs For Infants And Young Children Issued In South Africa On 6 December 2012
A discussion on the impact of baby food regulation on the trademark owners in South Africa.
South Africa
11 Feb 2013
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