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

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...

Rachel Sikwane 21 Apr 2021

Who holds the IP rights to your social media content?
Who holds the IP rights to your social media content?Article

Social media platforms Instagram, Facebook and TikTok have provided a (sometimes dangerously) easy way for wannabe celebrities to get themselves into the public eye. But before you go posting your clips and photos on social media, take a minute to think about a few things...

Vicky Stilwell 28 Jan 2021

Know your IP: What it takes to make a film
Know your IP: What it takes to make a filmArticle

Filmmaking is a complex collaborative endeavour, giving rise to many different layers of production, including the script or screenplay, the soundtrack, the direction, and the performances. Here we have a look at what every filmmaker should know about the intellectual property of film...

Hugh Melamdowitz 26 Jan 2021

What you need to know about Brexit 2020 and your registered designs...
What you need to know about Brexit 2020 and your registered designs...Article

Having formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK is now in the transition period, which allows it to remain part of the EU intellectual property system until 31 December 2020. That's only a few weeks away. So, how will the UK's departure from the EU affect registered design rights holders in the UK and EU...?

Shamin Raghunandan and Mpho Dzhivhuwo 3 Dec 2020

What are the IP implications of virtual reality?
What are the IP implications of virtual reality?Article

Virtual reality has been on the rise in the past years and is a growing and dynamic area of technological advancement and development. In 2020, through necessity, many of us have found ourselves conducting various aspects of our lives, everything from business meetings to birthday parties, through virtual platforms...

Nicole Smalberger 19 Nov 2020

Diversity of IP rights - unpacking wine as a case study
Diversity of IP rights - unpacking wine as a case studyArticle

As a nation, South Africa is peopled by passionate wine-drinkers, consuming 4 million hectolitres (1.6% of the world's total) in 2019. While we love our wine, few of us have stopped to consider the intellectual property (IP) rights that exist in viticulture and viniculture...

Marco Vatta 13 Nov 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Internet or Splinternet - it's up to us to decide
#PulpNonFiction: Internet or Splinternet - it's up to us to decideArticle

This week, Bronwyn Williams goes back in time to read Tim Berners-Lee's Weaving the Web: The Past Present and Future of the World Wide Web by its Inventor...

Bronwyn Williams 30 Oct 2020

Image source: Rex Gibson's Facebook.
Veteran journalist Rex Gibson has passed awayArticle

Rex Gibson, who was the last editor of respected South African newspaper, The Rand Daily Mail and who was at the coalface of the Apartheid era's most vicious censorship laws has died...

15 Jan 2020

A guide to intellectual property law in South Africa
A guide to intellectual property law in South AfricaArticle

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

Issued by Starbright 28 Oct 2019

Is traditional jewellery protected by IP law?
Is traditional jewellery protected by IP law?Article

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...?

Pamela Maluleke 23 Sep 2019

Blockchain's future looks promising
Blockchain's future looks promisingArticle

Business leaders are struggling to predict the future of blockchain technology and they are most likely underestimating its potential. This is according to Bluegrass Digital CEO Nick Durrant...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 10 Sep 2019

Invest in Swiss Alps for safe returns - property expert
Invest in Swiss Alps for safe returns - property expertArticle

South Africans, fearful of a declining rand and uncertain property laws, could consider investing in Switzerland where one of the world's top ski resorts offers safe and attractive returns and an idyllic getaway...

Issued by Leap Communications 2 Sep 2019

Adams & Adams Africa Update now available
Adams & Adams Africa Update now availableArticle

The 2019 issue of the Adams & Adams Africa Update is now available to download...

5 Jul 2019

Patent system shake up to boost innovation in SA
Patent system shake up to boost innovation in SAArticle

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

3D printing and the protection of IP rights
3D printing and the protection of IP rightsArticle

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...

Pamela Maluleke 14 Dec 2018

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

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...

Dawid Prozesky 30 Oct 2018

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

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...

Ursula Baravalle 2 Aug 2018

John Lentaigne, chief underwriting officer, ATI Roundtable
International lenders warn on capacity constraints in AfricaArticle

During a one-day forum on investment risks in Africa, experts acknowledged that the abundance of current liquidity in the market did nothing to alleviate the capacity constraints faced by most banks when doing business in Africa...

29 Jun 2018

Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry Imbizo
Proposed copyright amendment bill to be discussed at Creative Industry ImbizoArticle

South Africa's creative industries will be gathering at the University of Pretoria on Saturday, 24 February for the Creative Industry Imbizo where the practical effects of the proposed copyright amendment bill will be discussed...

21 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AI
#BizTrends2018: Copyright in the age of AIArticle

Hollywood flirted with Artificial Intelligence (AI) long before it became mainstream, portraying it as an adversary, pitting man against machine. Though it is no secret that it got the whole narrative around AI patently wrong...

Brendon Ambrose 9 Jan 2018

Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa
Renewing general work visas challenging in South AfricaArticle

General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process...

Stefanie de Saude 29 May 2017

New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime Centre
New education, boarding facilities for Lawhill Maritime CentreArticle

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape Province opened additional education and boarding facilities, funded by the TK Foundation, at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon's Town last week...

3 Apr 2017

Fledgling IP firm is Africa's 'Firm to Watch 2017'
Fledgling IP firm is Africa's 'Firm to Watch 2017'Article

Intellectual property magazine, Managing Intellectual Property has named Rouse Africa the winner in the “Africa - Firm to Watch 2017” category of its annual global IP awards...

16 Mar 2017

Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to know
Clearing up the confusion: What travellers between SA and New Zealand need to knowArticle

New visa regulations have come into effect for travellers from New Zealand to South Africa and vice versa, causing confusion and concern. Immigration and citizenship law specialist Stefanie De Saude clarifies matters...

Stefanie De Saude 6 Feb 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants
Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrantsArticle

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

#InnovationMonth: Disrupting the comms norm with on-demand PR
#InnovationMonth: Disrupting the comms norm with on-demand PRArticle

Marcusbrewster is set to further disrupt business as you know it with its new on-demand PR offering. MD Andre Fourie explains how to use this to your strategic advantage...

Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2016

LGBT video-on-demand channel launches in South Africa
LGBT video-on-demand channel launches in South AfricaArticle

The launch of the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) video-on-demand (VOD) channel in South Africa will use technology to overcome the many censorship hurdles put in place by governments in Africa...

16 Aug 2016

Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diaspora
Lithuanian government makes citizenship provision for Jewish diasporaArticle

A string of recent court cases and a bold step forward by the Lithuanian government give hope that the project of reintegration of the Jewish diaspora in Lithuania is on track...

Stefanie de Saude 27 May 2016

Allen & Overy expand sub-Saharan practice
Allen & Overy expand sub-Saharan practiceArticle

The international law firm, Allen & Overy, has officially launched its new, larger Johannesburg office as a key hub for its sub-Saharan operations...

1 Feb 2016

IP abuse threatens access to affordable medicines
IP abuse threatens access to affordable medicinesArticle

The vital role that generic medicines play in controlling costs and enabling access to affordable, life-saving medicines is being threatened by big pharmaceutical companies' abuse of intellectual property rights...

26 Oct 2015

New branding for law firms
New branding for law firmsArticle

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has announced that it is differentiating with a new corporate identity and DM Kisch has rebranded to Kisch IP.

3 Sep 2015

Zarnet eyes Telecel takeover
Zarnet eyes Telecel takeoverArticle

Government-owned telecommunications firm Zarnet is negotiating with Telecel Zimbabwe shareholders for a possible takeover of the mobile phone company, Parliament heard.

17 Jul 2015

Make "Mission Possible" a reality for Mandela Day
Make "Mission Possible" a reality for Mandela DayArticle

Search Online Consulting would like you to be part of a project to provide nine laptops for use to support operational and developmental undertakings to enhance the skills development and therapeutic support of children under the protection of the Abraham Kriel Childcare Organisation.

Issued by Search Online Consulting 22 Jun 2015

Vietnam forces anti-graft news website offline
Vietnam forces anti-graft news website offlineArticle

HANOI, VIETNAM: The website of an outspoken Vietnamese newspaper has had its licence revoked after publishing articles that 'abuse freedom and democratic rights', authorities said this week....

12 Feb 2015

Straying from trade mark law principles a cause for concern
Straying from trade mark law principles a cause for concernArticle

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has been blessed for the past few decades by having in its ranks judges who have experience and expertise in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) Law...

Prof Owen Dean 2 Feb 2015

Patents partners at Adams & Adams receive accolades
Patents partners at Adams & Adams receive accoladesArticle

Four partners from Adams & Adams' Patents Practice have received accolades in the 2014 Who's Who Legal - Patents. Danie Dohmen, Russell Bagnall, Dario Tanziani and Alexis Apostolidis are all recognised for their expertise in the area of patents.

29 Jul 2014

Adams & Adams named best IP law firm in SAArticle

Law firm Adams & Adams has been named South African Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2014 at the Managing IP Global Awards. The winners are selected through a review of market developments, peer and client feedback and research for the World IP Survey.

26 Mar 2014

Adams & Adams named best IP law firm
Adams & Adams named best IP law firmArticle

For the second year in a row, law firm Adams & Adams has been named the Best Intellectual Property (IP) Law Practice in South Africa at the recently held PMR Arrow Awards ceremony.

3 Mar 2014

How an explosion of creativity beat a bid to censor the media
How an explosion of creativity beat a bid to censor the mediaArticle

"At present, we only know," George Orwell wrote in his great piece on censorship, "that the imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity." Orwell was wrong.

Anton Harber 29 Nov 2013

Dr Madelein Kleyn
Draft policy on patents - passages from India?Article

The Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (DNPIP) of South Africa was published on 4 September 2013 for public comments.

Dr Madelein Kleyn 31 Oct 2013

Vicky Stilwell
ICANN's Amazon problemArticle

Domain name issues continue to make the news. We recently wrote an article about the new Generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs) that people have been speaking about for some time, and that are likely to start making an appearance later this year.

Vicky Stilwell 11 Sep 2013

Africa embracing online liquidation stock as middle class grows
Africa embracing online liquidation stock as middle class growsArticle

There is a sharp increase in demand for cheap surplus consumer goods, particularly items from Europe, the US, China and South Africa in African cities.

Paul Greenberg 9 Sep 2013

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