Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners...

3 days ago

What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on different gestural experiences...

By Tom Lee and Stefan Lie 2 Nov 2018

Who owns the IP created by students during university?

If you are currently studying or planning your studies at a university in South Africa, it is important that you understand your rights as an intellectual property creator during your time there, as you may be creating intellectual property without knowing it...

By Dawid Prozesky 30 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry is calling for public comments on additional clauses of the Copyright Amendment Bill...

16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

After the divorce: Brexit-proofing trade marks

Following the United Kingdom's decision to formally divorce from the EU, there has been much uncertainty as to the future protection/extension of European Union Trade Marks rights...

By Wensel Britz and Steven Yeates 3 Sep 2018

Where does graffiti stand when it comes to copyright?

Once considered vandalism and destruction of public property, graffiti has been embraced by fashion houses and major corporations in their advertising campaigns...

By Juel Barnett 24 Aug 2018

Why you should spring clean your IP portfolio

On a regular basis, companies need to consider whether their IP portfolio is simply gathering dust and whether it can do with a bit of polishing...

By Ursula Baravalle 2 Aug 2018

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

Copyright Amendment Bill discrepancies could lead to costly litigation

The public hearings on the proposed amendments to the South African Copyright Act of 1978 have indicted that considerable thought is needed before the proposed Bill can become workable and enforceable in a modern digital economy...

8 Aug 2017

Bill's education copyright clause 'hurts publishers'

Proposed amendments to the Copyright Act will have a negative effect on the profits of publishers because of the exceptions they provide for material used for educational purposes, the Publishers' Association of SA has warned...

By Linda Ensor 4 Aug 2017