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How will Brexit affect your trade mark in the UK?

The UK parliament has now ratified the EU Withdrawal Agreement that will enable the UK to formally "leave" the EU on 31 January 2020. This date will mark the beginning of an 11 month transition period, with the true exit date currently set as 31 December 2020 (Exit Day)...

By Ghadieja Khan, Leanne Mostert, Bernadette Versfeld and Carla Collett 30 Jan 2020

6 things every miner ought to know about AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers prospecting and mining operations a greater ability to target likely mineral deposits, plan new mine developments in difficult terrain, control autonomous vehicles and improve recovery rates from diamond sorting or other minerals processing...

By Leanne Mostert 24 Jan 2020

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher

Spoor & Fisher has warned consumers about the risk of potentially purchasing counterfeit goods when shopping online...

18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Innovation required to win war against counterfeits

When it comes to fraud, the impact of the production and sale of counterfeit goods is just as detrimental to the economy as cyber crime and identity theft...

21 Nov 2019

Legal pitfalls of offensive branding - Part 1

Over the past year or so, a surprising number of international brand owners have come under fire for offensive marketing campaigns, products, and brand names...

By Kareema Shaik 15 Nov 2019

A guide to intellectual property law in South Africa

In South Africa, intellectual property (IP) law encompasses all legislation which concerns patents, designs, trademarks and copyright protection...

Issued by Starbright 28 Oct 2019

With a little help from my friends: cannabis, trademarks and the law

Following the recent Constitutional Court decision in Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince and Others 2018, the Trade Marks Office has updated its policy on the registration of cannabis-related trademarks, effective 7 August 2019...

By Clea Rawlins 7 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by 27 Sep 2019

Is traditional jewellery protected by IP law?

Traditional African jewellery designs have become a prominent feature on the international fashion stage with many fashion brands taking inspiration from traditional African jewellery and showcasing it on a global stage. But does it fall under IP protection...?

By Pamela Maluleke 23 Sep 2019

Who owns the copyright to AI... and its creative works?

An AI algorithm, or more specifically the written code, encompassing both the source code and object code, would be categorised as a "computer program" under South African laws and is protected by the law of copyright...

By Fatima Ameer-Mia and Lee Shacksnovis 5 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by 23 Jul 2019

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