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Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act
Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act

The imposition of anti-dumping duties is the equivalent of building a wall around local industries, to protect jobs and industries against unfair competitive practices from abroad...

By Freddie Terblanche 21 Jun 2017

Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"
Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"

Ackermans has recently been successful in a precedent setting trade mark dispute against Truworths which was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The trade mark at the centre of the dispute was “THE LOOK”...

By Janine Hollesen 16 Jan 2017

Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit
Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit

Presently, the European Union Trade Mark includes the UK; however, post-Brexit will see many changes, which may include the UK no longer being covered by it...

By Donvay Wegierski 14 Jul 2016

MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?
MOU signing - first step to regional competition authority for SADC?

The competition authorities of Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), an important step in the direction of more effective cross border enforcement of competition laws in SADC...

By Pieter Steyn 5 Jul 2016

Criminal sanctions for cartels
Criminal sanctions for cartels

As of 1 May 2016, the Competition Amendment Act (2009) comes into effect and one of its provisions makes cartel conduct a criminal offence...

By Albert Aukema 26 Apr 2016

Upsetting the healthcare apple cart
Upsetting the healthcare apple cart

The SA healthcare industry is in a state of flux, especially around NHI and the Competition Commission probe into private healthcare costs...

By Nicci Botha 30 Mar 2016

Competition Commission ruling on telco deals
Competition Commission ruling on telco deals

The Competition Commission has conditionally approved the Vodacom/Neotel deal but prohibitive conditions in the MTN/Telkom deal resulted in its cancellation...

By George Miller 2 Dec 2015

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