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  • How Cape Town made Bruce Lee's dream come true with Warrior
    Cape Town doubles for a lawless 1870s San Francisco in the kick-ass martial arts action series Warrior, which now has two seasons available to binge on Showmax. Issued by Showmax
  • Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retail
    A new report reveals that total growth for online retail in South Africa rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in South Africa to R30,2bn.
  • The evolution of Gagasi FM and Heart FM
    And you thought 2020 was one heck of a year! 2021 brings winds of change as Gagasi FM and Heart FM will be launching their own media solutions company under holding company MRC Media effective from 1 July 2021. The stations will utilise Mediamark as its sales house until 30 June 2021. Issued by Mediamark
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Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equity

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

By Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 1 day ago

Plagiarism, copyright and the importance of protecting Intellectual Property in PR

Defining these concepts might be a great start for all of us, especially for aspirant and young PR professionals....

By Miranda Lusiba 2 days ago

PoPIA: 5 tips to secure electronic signatures in your business

The challenges that must be met for legal compliance with PoPIA in South Africa may include the signing of documents remotely using digital signatures...

By Zeldeen Muller 10 May 2021

Tips to avoiding the blurred lines of musical copyright

In 2015, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines", infringed on Marvin Gaye's 1977 "Got to Give It Up"...

By Hugh Melamdowitz 10 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

By Sián Fields 4 May 2021

Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark dispute

French luxury fashion house Chanel has lost its latest attempt to block the registration of a trade mark applied for by Chinese technological giant Huawei Technologies...

By David Legge 3 May 2021

Data as currency: how to use and monetise data

We generate a massive amount of information every day. This information can be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations; yielding outputs with a multitude of uses.

By Dina Biagio 26 Apr 2021

Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversy

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021

Passing-off an upset: Unpacking the Koni vs BAG ruling

Once in a while, an intellectual property judgment is handed down that upsets the proverbial apple cart. The SCA judgment in the Koni Multinational Brands (Pty) Ltd vs Beiersdorf AG case, is arguably such a judgment...

By Rachel Sikwane 21 Apr 2021

How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

The world has a Covid-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations...

By Dalindyebo Shabalala 16 Apr 2021

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 13 Apr 2021




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