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Donvay Wegierski

Donvay Wegierski

Director at Werksmans Attorneys
Location:South Africa


Donvay Wegierski is director of Werksmans Attorneys. Her main practice areas are intellectual property and Africa. Donvay specialises in trade mark portfolio management, trade mark searching, filing and prosecution matters, trade mark oppositions, infringement and passing off matters, due diligence reports in IP commercial transactions; all of the aforesaid with particular emphasis on foreign and African trade marks, counterfeit goods, domain names, and company and close corporation name objections.
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

China's new trademark laws a boon for SA companies
China's new trademark laws a boon for SA companies

Presently the Chinese trademark system has a reputation for being slow, expensive and complex. It is therefore anticipated that the third amendment to the trademark law of the People's Republic of China, which introduces significant changes, effective 1 May 2014, will be welcomed.

By Donvay Wegierski 26 Feb 2014 09:29

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Absa's brand journey

The Absa Group recently ranked fourth among the top ten most valuable South African brands in the Brand Finance South Africa survey. The study was conducted by Brand Finance in partnership with Brand South Africa and Brand Africa. The Absa brand is currently valued at approximately R14.9-billion.

By Donvay Wegierski 12 Sep 2013 14:02

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Trademark owners should remain vigilant as gTLD space expands

The Google AdWords program, in which the highest bidders are offered third party-owned trademarks for keyword advertising, remains debated by trademark owners. This programme is on a pay-per-click basis, also known as the sponsored link campaign, whereby an advertiser pays only when the link is clicked on.

By Donvay Wegierski 18 Jul 2013 08:05

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