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Winter is here: What you should know before printing your own GOT goods
Winter is here: What you should know before printing your own GOT goods

Fans of the award-winning series, Game of Thrones, were eager to watch the premiere of the long-awaited eighth and final season that started on 14 April 2019 and, as is evidenced on social media, has them enthralled...

By Mathoto Masetla 3 May 2019

Patent system shake up to boost innovation in SA
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain

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

21 Jan 2019

These South African inventors are ready to roll!
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
#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
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
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
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

Can patents help regulate future experimentation with designer babies?
Can patents help regulate future experimentation with designer babies?

Jiankui He, an associate professor of bioengineering who is currently on leave from Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, China, has claimed to be the first to successfully bring to life two genetically-edited twin girls, Lulu and Nana. The objective was to prevent the twin baby girls from acquiring HIV infection by modifying their genes...

By Daniel Mak 5 Dec 2018

Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills
Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners...

16 Nov 2018

What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design
What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on different gestural experiences...

By Tom Lee and Stefan Lie 2 Nov 2018

Who owns the IP created by students during university?
Who owns the IP created by students during university?

If you are currently studying or planning your studies at a university in South Africa, it is important that you understand your rights as an intellectual property creator during your time there, as you may be creating intellectual property without knowing it...

By Dawid Prozesky 30 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill
Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry is calling for public comments on additional clauses of the Copyright Amendment Bill...

16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

After the divorce: Brexit-proofing trade marks
After the divorce: Brexit-proofing trade marks

Following the United Kingdom's decision to formally divorce from the EU, there has been much uncertainty as to the future protection/extension of European Union Trade Marks rights...

By Wensel Britz and Steven Yeates 3 Sep 2018

Where does graffiti stand when it comes to copyright?
Where does graffiti stand when it comes to copyright?

Once considered vandalism and destruction of public property, graffiti has been embraced by fashion houses and major corporations in their advertising campaigns...

By Juel Barnett 24 Aug 2018

Why you should spring clean your IP portfolio
Why you should spring clean your IP portfolio

On a regular basis, companies need to consider whether their IP portfolio is simply gathering dust and whether it can do with a bit of polishing...

By Ursula Baravalle 2 Aug 2018

What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...
What's in a name? That which we call a trademark...

The iconic RF logo has become synonymous with Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer. However, fans will, no doubt, be outraged to hear that Federer is currently engaged in a legal wrangle with his former sponsor, Nike, about ownership of the logo...

By Vicky Stilwell 10 Jul 2018

Copyright Amendment Bill discrepancies could lead to costly litigation
Copyright Amendment Bill discrepancies could lead to costly litigation

The public hearings on the proposed amendments to the South African Copyright Act of 1978 have indicted that considerable thought is needed before the proposed Bill can become workable and enforceable in a modern digital economy...

8 Aug 2017

Bill's education copyright clause 'hurts publishers'
Bill's education copyright clause 'hurts publishers'

Proposed amendments to the Copyright Act will have a negative effect on the profits of publishers because of the exceptions they provide for material used for educational purposes, the Publishers' Association of SA has warned...

By Linda Ensor 4 Aug 2017