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Cipla loses patent case, has to withdraw Fiprotec

Merial has won a protracted legal battle against Cipla for its infringement of Merial's patent for its Frontline Plus spot on product, an anti-parasitic treatment for dog and cats...

25 Apr 2016

Non-compliance comes at great cost to SA businesses

South Africa is a highly regulated market which places an onerous burden on corporates to stay abreast of frequent changes in the regulatory landscape...

Issued by LexisNexis 23 Mar 2016

New LexisNexis online store goes live

LexisNexis' online store provides direct access to purchase law, tax, and financial services publications as well as relevant student books and e-books...

Issued by LexisNexis 17 Mar 2016

African round of ELSA Moot Court competition in Grahamstown

The third annual African regional round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition, a simulation of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel proceeding, will take place at Rhodes University in Grahamstown from 29 March to 1 April 2016...

15 Mar 2016

Reviewing the Franchise Industry Draft Code of Conduct

In late January 2016, the draft Franchise Industry Code of Conduct of South Africa was published in the Government Gazette. Public comments on the draft code had to be submitted by the end of February and the National Consumer Commission will now consider these...

7 Mar 2016

Despite voetstoots clause, contracts can be cancelled

Contracting out of liability for patent and latent defects is commonly described as a voetstoots clause and is often contained in contracts...

By Rosanne Gorven 16 Feb 2016

Thomson Wilks partners French law firm to service mining sector

South African legal firm Thomson Wilks has announced a strategic alliance with French law firm Heenan Paris. The partnership is set to service the mining and infrastructure sectors in Africa...

16 Feb 2016

Marketers, don't eat your words - food labelling, copyright and compliance with the ASA

Do you know which legally compliant food labelling factors to keep in mind when developing and conceptualising trademarks, brand names and related content on packaging for foodstuffs?...

Issued by Knowledge Resources 9 Feb 2016

POPI Act crucial component in addressing cybercrime

If one considers that between 70% and 80% of South African adults have been victims of cybercrime in their lifetime, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act is an essential leap forward in South African legislative terms...

By Leishen Pillay 27 Jan 2016

Another SARS ruling on converting loans into equity

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued a Binding Private Ruling 213 (Ruling) on the issue of 'converting' loans into share capital...

By Ben Strauss 20 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Trends in Competition Law in 2016

2016 is set to be an important year in competition law, both in South Africa and on the rest of the continent...

By Lucinda Verster 18 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Trends in the African private equity space

Private equity deals are growing in east and west Africa, with certain sectors seeing most action than others. Experienced African fund managers are in demand and it looks like it is going to be an exciting year for Private Equity in Africa. Here are some of the key trends we can expect to see in the in 2016...

By John Bellew 18 Jan 2016

Namibia changes commercial legal requirements

The Namibian Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development has published revised merger thresholds for mandatory merger filings in Namibia...

18 Jan 2016

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