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Patent system shake up to boost innovation in SA

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says government is trying to strike a balance between granting monopoly rights to support innovation, the dissemination of knowledge and addressing socio-economic challenges...

10 Apr 2019

When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops

The Copyright Amendment Bill in its current form will undermine the quality of higher education in South Africa...

By Prof Sihawukele Ngubane 15 Mar 2019

Creative coalition to challenge Copyright Amendment Bill

Coalition for Effective Copyright rallies to protect the rights of creators, producers, publishers and those working in the creative sector from the far-reaching negative impact of the bill...

13 Mar 2019

JSE business breakfast will focus on intellectual property governance

Leading IP law firm Adams & Adams and business governance consultancy, FluidRock, have teamed up to host a free breakfast discussion on intellectual property and governance...

Issued by Adams & Adams 25 Feb 2019

Trademarks: Use it or lose it

It is important that a trademark is used, as failing to do so could lead to the cancellation of the mark if it has not been used for five years...

By Janine Hollesen 21 Feb 2019

Adams & Adams grabs Patent honours at the Global IP Awards in London

The Global IP Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of IP law and attorney firms in litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2018...

Issued by Adams & Adams 5 Feb 2019

Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest tech solutions that are taking law firms and legal professionals by storm! Hear about top themes that are reshaping the legal profession...

Issued by Terrapinn 29 Jan 2019

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese

"Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side...

By Estelle Derclaye 22 Jan 2019

Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain

Intellectual property and commercial law firm, Adams & Adams, announced a digital identity switchover to on its social media accounts.

21 Jan 2019

These South African inventors are ready to roll!

Portia Mavhungu and her business partner, Darushna Chellan, developed an innovative new device - essentially a built-in wheelchair toilet - and dubbed it the "Para Tube"...

Issued by Adams & Adams 8 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 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...

18 Dec 2018

3D printing and the protection of IP rights

The ease with which 3D printing technology makes it to copy and reproduce products, regardless of whether the goods are protected by a patent, trademark or copyright, creates complex IP policing issues...

By Pamela Maluleke 13 Dec 2018

IP is in our DNA! Adams & Adams named Law Firm of the Year 2019

Adams & Adams is South Africa's Law Firm of the Year 2019 in Intellectual Property according to peer review publisher, Best Lawyers...

Issued by Adams & Adams 7 Dec 2018

Improved protection for SA actors

The National Assembly has approved redrafted versions of the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the National Gambling Amendment Bill, says Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo...

7 Dec 2018

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