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What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...

The iconic RF logo has become synonymous with Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer. However, fans will, no doubt, be outraged to hear that Federer is currently engaged in a legal wrangle with his former sponsor, Nike, about ownership of the logo...

By Vicky Stilwell 10 Jul 2018

Who owns the copyright to musical works?

Copyright may be broadly defined as the exclusive right, in relation to work embodying intellectual content, to do or to authorise others to do certain acts in relation to that work...

By Thando Zibi 28 Jun 2018

Social media for financial services: all the good and none of the bad

Social media is an excellent marketing tool, but in the wrong hands, it can also be severely damaging...

By linda graham 20 Jun 2018

What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 14 Jun 2018

Sun hotels square off in Namibia

The Namibian High Court recently issued a decision dealing with passing-off and copyright infringement in the matter of Southern Sun Africa and Southern Sun Hotel Interests vs Sun Square Hotel...

By Kareema Shaik 1 Jun 2018

I own the copyright of my tattoo... don't I?

From the grunge metal singer in your local bar to the CEO of a fortune 500 company, tattoos have become commonplace in modern society, but have you ever stopped to think about who owns the copyright to your inked art...?

By Rob Richardson 9 May 2018

MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off

Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement...

25 Apr 2018

Dti stands by validity of copyright commission report

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it stands by the validity of the Copyright Review Commission (CRC) report, which was released in 2012...

16 Apr 2018

Herbex makes unproven claims about weight loss products

Advertising Standards Authority uses its fangs again after years of litigation...

By Anne Cebulski and Eryn Scannell 10 Apr 2018

Icasa to address competition in pay-TV market

NEWSWATCH: The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be proceeding with oral hearings on competition in the local pay-TV market, after having proposed to introduce shared sports rights and shorten exclusive contract periods...

5 Apr 2018

Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

SINGAPORE, Asia - Internet giants Facebook and Google on Thursday testified before a parliamentary committee in Singapore as they warned the city-state against introducing new laws to combat "fake news", saying that existing legislation is adequate to address the problem...

23 Mar 2018

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

22 Mar 2018

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities...

16 Mar 2018

'Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay back R43m'

The DA is trying to tally up how much taxpayer cash has been spent on defending people who have since left their top jobs...

16 Mar 2018

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