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

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

Miranda Lusiba 11 May 2021

Hospital staff in Lagos, Nigeria, administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakersArticle

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...

Dalindyebo Shabalala 16 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: LegitLaw - the new self-service platform for basic business contracts
#StartupStory: LegitLaw - the new self-service platform for basic business contractsArticle

In the era of digitalisation, automation and self-help services, the legal sector has been slow to transform. LegitLaw is changing that with the launch of its legal tech-meets-online shopping platform...

Shan Radcliffe 18 Mar 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it
Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do itArticle

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods
How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goodsArticle

The internet has become a major enabler in the sale of online counterfeit products, ensuring anonymity and providing counterfeiters with access to a global market...

Jarred West 23 Feb 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 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

How to protect your IP rights during the Covid-19 pandemic
How to protect your IP rights during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

As Daniel Kahneman observed in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, there are two principal modes of human thinking. In a crisis, like our current one, our instinct is to think fast, simplify and leap to conclusions. But when we do this, we tend to rush, and by rushing we risk neglecting the all-important slow thinking, reflecting and anticipating...

Kay Rickelman 25 Sep 2020

A victim of the Aids pandemic is buried in Cape Town in 2004. Kim Ludbrook/EPA.
Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in AfricaArticle

As Covid-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids...

Ludek Stavinoha 13 Jul 2020

Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
Netflix Naija: Creative freedom in Nigeria's emerging digital space?Article

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its presence via its newly created Twitter handle, NetflixNaija...

Samuel Andrews 20 Mar 2020

Consumers deserve the right to vehicle repairs - safely and reasonably
Consumers deserve the right to vehicle repairs - safely and reasonablyArticle

The draft Right2Repair guidelines currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses...

2 Mar 2020

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher
Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & FisherArticle

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

18 Dec 2019

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

Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu.
African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streamsArticle

Playfre aims to become the biggest music streaming vehicle on the continent...

9 Sep 2019

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LAGbook launched free music platform Playfre in NigeriaArticle

The founder of LAGbook, Chika Nwaogu, has launched, Playfre, a new platform where Nigerians and the rest of Africa can access millions of songs for free...

4 Jun 2019

Neither President Trump nor President Xi appears likely to back down. AP Photo/Andy Wong
China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won't cool down anytime soonArticle

The truce in the US-China trade war is in tatters...

Greg Wright 15 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launchesArticle

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese
Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheeseArticle

"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...

Estelle Derclaye 22 Jan 2019

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

Traditional medicines on sale in Kibera slum in Nairobi. Flickr
Kenya's struggle to modernise traditional medicine is far from wonArticle

Over 70% of Kenyans rely on traditional healers as their primary source of healthcare...

John Harrington 31 Aug 2018

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

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

Juel Barnett 24 Aug 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

Gregor Jenkin, winner of the Icon Award and winemaker, Rudiger Gretschel. Image credit: Kerry Red.
Winners of the Design Foundation Awards 2017 announcedArticle

Top South African design leaders were honoured on Saturday, 25 November at the fifth annual Design Foundation Awards, at a ceremony held in Cape Town...

29 Nov 2017

Intellectual property policy to help build SA
Intellectual property policy to help build SAArticle

South Africa is in the process of developing its intellectual property policy so it can better contribute to the country's development objectives...

30 Oct 2017

Regulations on cross-border intellectual property transactions to be relaxed
Regulations on cross-border intellectual property transactions to be relaxedArticle

The 2017 Budget announced that the regulatory framework regarding cross-border intellectual property transactions is to be relaxed, for both tax and exchange control purposes...

Sean Gilmour 6 Sep 2017

Built environment professionals at risk under Copyright Act
Built environment professionals at risk under Copyright ActArticle

The Copyright Act of 1978 (currently under amendment) applies to consulting engineers, designers, architects and other built professionals who need to be conversant of its ramifications...

24 Aug 2017

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

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

Nine tips to protect your brand
Nine tips to protect your brandArticle

A brand is essentially a name, logo or slogan that differentiates you, your services or your products from others and is often the most valuable asset of a business...

Stephan Viollier 3 Aug 2017

Four ways to protect your business from legal problems
Four ways to protect your business from legal problemsArticle

When starting a new business, or running an already established one, it's critical to ensure that the business doesn't create unnecessary legal problems for itself...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Aug 2017

With or Without Sugar Episode 9: Brand Protection
With or Without Sugar Episode 9: Brand ProtectionVideo

What should brand owners and managers be taking into consideration when protecting their rights over a brand? In this episode Giles Shepherd, Chief Executive of The Brand Alive Group chats to Shane Moore and Tyrone Walker of Africa's leading intellectual property law firm, Moore Attorneys, about the vital processes of trademarks, copyright, patents, design right, domain regulations amongst others.

8 Mar 2017

When are the photos on your phone not yours?
When are the photos on your phone not yours?Article

Although an employee has a right to privacy, it is not absolute. An employee argued that his employer's instruction to hand over his mobile phone for inspection violated his right to privacy...

Samantha Coetzer and Fiona Leppan 9 Feb 2017

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Counterfeit shoe imports reach $1tn a yearArticle

The global fake footwear market accounts for over $1tn a year and, while some consumers feel that buying fake designer goods is a victimless crime, there is some evidence showing that fake products, such as shoes and handbags, support child labour and can be used to fund terrorism...

31 Jan 2017

Global examples of advertising to avoid
Global examples of advertising to avoidArticle

What better way for lawyers to grab creatives' attention than by sending out a cease and desist letter of demand? Luckily in this case it was purely an invite to an event, but if you don't adhere to the legalities of advertising law you may not be as lucky...

Leigh Andrews 20 Oct 2016

IAS offers three masterclasses before year end
IAS offers three masterclasses before year endArticle

Commencing with 'Legal Issues - What Every Marketer Should Know' on Thursday 29 September, the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company will offer three masterclasses pertinent to agencies and marketers over the next few months...

28 Sep 2016

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