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SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - research
SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - researchArticle

Research shows that CEM-K's efficacy in helping relieve skin irritations may be comparable to some allopathic medicines - but without the side-effects...

Issued by Leap Communications 9 hours ago

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions
US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictionsArticle

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

Driven: The new Peugeot 2008 - impressive French flair
Driven: The new Peugeot 2008 - impressive French flairArticle

The 2008 has come a long way with many, many improvements in ride, safety and comfort...

Naresh Maharaj 4 May 2021

Implications of SCA ruling on insurance policies
Implications of SCA ruling on insurance policiesArticle

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal, handed down on 13 April 2021, will have a material impact on South Africa's insurers, requiring them to review their policies...

George Herbst 3 May 2021

Finding a voice artist just got a lot simpler
Finding a voice artist just got a lot simplerArticle

VoiceMe.co.za is a newly developed voice artist database for voice seekers, voice artists, talent agents and recording studios alike...

Issued by Bigmouth Studios 3 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

CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 production
CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 productionArticle

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration South Africa (CRDC SA) has won a Dow Business Impact Fund Award worth $100,000...

15 Apr 2021

SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment
SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investmentArticle

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

15 Apr 2021

Setting SMEs up for success
Setting SMEs up for successArticle

South Africa's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent more than 98% of registered businesses, employ between 50% and 60% of the country's workforce...

7 Apr 2021

Leaked: Toyota Land Cruiser 300 cabin
Leaked: Toyota Land Cruiser 300 cabinArticle

The slow tease of Toyota's new Land Cruiser continues. There has now been the obligatory patent drawing discovery...

6 Apr 2021

Meeting required standards for coding on plastic bottles
Meeting required standards for coding on plastic bottlesArticle

The beverage, pharmaceutical, industrial, cosmetics and nutraceuticals sectors all commonly use coding and marking applications for bottles. However, they all need their marking to meet certain standards and requirements...

Issued by Pyrotec 6 Apr 2021

SA's Pegasus Vertical Business Jet gets ready for lift-off
SA's Pegasus Vertical Business Jet gets ready for lift-offArticle

The Pegasus Vertical Business Jet is entering its next phase with two quarter-scale models to be ready for testing and engineering by May 2021...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 1 Apr 2021

SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continue
SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continueArticle

There was a dramatic increase in patented table grape varieties from 27% in 2014 to 52% in 2020...

26 Mar 2021

AI in Africa: The top 5 in-demand technologies at the moment
AI in Africa: The top 5 in-demand technologies at the momentArticle

The top five technology categories in-demand in the next two years in Africa include...

Nick Bradshaw 25 Mar 2021

City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration Stations
City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration StationsArticle

Hydration Stations are currently being rolled out at City Lodge Hotels, consisting of water filtration units that supply free, magnesium-enriched filtered water to guests...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 23 Mar 2021

Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders
Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholdersArticle

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

Arturo Bris 23 Mar 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

Train passengers carried out a Covid-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021.
ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/rwa
Indonesian-made Covid-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCRArticle

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, global testing capacity sadly mimics countries' GDP per capita. Testing requires money, and rich countries can spend more on tests than middle-income and poor countries...

17 Mar 2021

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Ignorance is bliss - but not for patent infringementArticle

Spoor & Fisher's Yogani Reddy notes that in a digital society, being ignorant can land one in deep water, especially in the context of patent infringement...

Yogani Reddy 10 Mar 2021

SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - research
SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - researchArticle

This powerful kelp ingredient is sustainably harvested before being yield for CEM-K, which is found in the Dermikelp® range of non-chemical alternatives...

Issued by Leap Communications 9 Mar 2021

2021 Petco Awards winners announced
2021 Petco Awards winners announcedArticle

Recognising individuals and organisations making a tangible impact on sustainability and the circular economy, the Petco Awards winners have been announced...

5 Mar 2021

Customers embrace 'intelligent friction' in fight against online fraud
Customers embrace 'intelligent friction' in fight against online fraudArticle

Entersekt CEO Schalk Nolte looks at how involving the customer through 'intelligent friction' can stymie the efforts of fraudsters...

Issued by Entersekt 22 Feb 2021

What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationists
What pangolins taught us: We are all conservationistsArticle

On the 10th annual World Pangolin Day, we have arrived at a unique turning point for the species. In light of the pangolin's possible role in the pandemic, we have been offered a lesson in conservation and an opportunity to restore our relationship with the natural world...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 19 Feb 2021

Sean Sanders, founder and CEO, Revix
Are cryptocurrencies the top-performing asset class of the decade or the world's greatest bubble?Article

In the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, there was some hesitation in adopting this new and unfamiliar technology with limited use in our personal and work lives...

Sean Sanders 11 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the worldArticle

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 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

A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure Covid-19 vaccines. Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Dummy's guide to how trade rules affect access to Covid-19 vaccinesArticle

The race is on to secure vaccines that will protect people from Covid-19. But it's already become apparent that there is gross inequality playing out in the procurement and distribution of the new drugs...

Caroline Southey 11 Jan 2021

Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19
Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19Article

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ball
The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ballArticle

Most South Africans are now understandably keen to see the end of 2020 and are hoping for better times in 2021, after what has been a rollercoaster year for SA's political economy...

Raymond Parsons 30 Dec 2020

John Davenport
The distribution of a vaccine is another example of how everything about Covid is very different if you're poorArticle

Covid, like life, is very different for the poor. This applies to poor people as well as to poor countries...

John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 22 Dec 2020

Vaccine rollout: Here is where South Africa stands
Vaccine rollout: Here is where South Africa standsArticle

Only a massive global rollout of an effective vaccine can end the Covid-19 pandemic in the short term. The vaccine is being rolled out in the United Kingdom and United States...

James Stent 22 Dec 2020

Moat by Oracle Data Cloud and Anzu.io team up to bring measurement to mobile and PC in-game advertising worldwide
Moat by Oracle Data Cloud and Anzu.io team up to bring measurement to mobile and PC in-game advertising worldwideArticle

Anzu.io, the world's leading in-game advertising platform, has announced a collaboration with Moat by Oracle Data Cloud to provide impression delivery and General Invalid Traffic (GIVT) measurement across its platform...

Issued by 365 Digital 18 Dec 2020

Studies confirm Daikin's patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the coronavirus
Studies confirm Daikin's patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the coronavirusArticle

A bold statement indeed, but one backed by science. Daikin can now confidently confirm the effectiveness of their patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel coronavirus after irradiating the virus for three hours...

Issued by Daikin 14 Dec 2020

QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment option
QR codes gain banks' favour as South Africans embrace the payment optionArticle

Jonathan van der Merwe, Entersekt payments product manager, takes a look at the growth of the humble QR code and how it's popularity amongst merchants and shoppers alike is forcing banks and regulators to pay it more attention...

Issued by Entersekt 8 Dec 2020

Landmark oncology drug registration
Landmark oncology drug registrationArticle

Cipla recently received regulatory approval for lenalidomide - a lifesaving immunomodulatory drug that activates and increases the number of immune system cells that identify and attack cancer cells - to bring this medication into the South African market at affordable prices...

Issued by Cipla 4 Dec 2020

68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic
68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemicArticle

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with 68% of South African consumers shopping more online...

26 Nov 2020

Henley Business School will be conferring degrees and diplomas on a record number of graduates
Henley Business School will be conferring degrees and diplomas on a record number of graduatesArticle

Henley Business School Africa will be conferring degrees and diplomas on a record number of graduates later this month - in a virtual ceremonies that will run over two and half weeks...

Issued by Henley Business School 26 Nov 2020

Vita Go Beverages introduces biodegradable bottles
Vita Go Beverages introduces biodegradable bottlesArticle

Biodegradable Future is pleased to announce that Vita Go Beverages will be rolling out with Biodegradable Future Bottles...

Issued by Biodegradable Future 24 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

NWU research group contributes to international bird study
NWU research group contributes to international bird studyArticle

The North-West University's (NWU's) research on the genetic data of the nine lovebird species (genus Agapronis) that are native to Africa and Madagascar has been included in a comprehensive international bird study...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 13 Nov 2020

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The interplay of drug design and patentsArticle

The development of novel or blockbuster drug compounds invariably requires an initial search to determine whether target compounds have already been synthesised and are protected by a patent...

Bernard Dippenaar 13 Nov 2020

The forced industrial revolution: Part 1 - The precipice
The forced industrial revolution: Part 1 - The precipiceArticle

We can either be on the precipice of significant change, innovation and changing the prospects of future generations for good or, more frighteningly, on the precipice of obsolescence...

Issued by Axiz 5 Nov 2020

Gold Pack Awards 2020 showcases SA's best packaging solutions
Gold Pack Awards 2020 showcases SA's best packaging solutionsArticle

The winners of this year's Gold Pack Awards were announced during an online ceremony last week. The awards platform is regarded as the premier event for South Africa's packaging industry...

3 Nov 2020

Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meeting
Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meetingArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel, has called for the disciplining of subsidies targeted at large-scale industrial fishing while safeguarding food security and livelihoods for subsistence and artisanal fisheries...

28 Oct 2020

Tim Ball, IP specialist, Webber Wentzel
India and SA request waiver of Trips Agreement for Covid-19 treatmentArticle

South Africa and India are seeking a waiver of the global agreement on IP rights to enable access to Covid-19 treatments, but more would need to be done in SA on a practical level to make this effective

Tim Ball 19 Oct 2020

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 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

The Faraday Muti Market, a popular African traditional medicine market in downtown Johannesburg. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
What South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resourcesArticle

African traditional medicine is gaining attention and innovation interest despite the advances in modern medicine...

Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, Martha Pinkoane & Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye 23 Sep 2020

Could the UK Supreme Court decision cause the demise of global Frand licensing?
Could the UK Supreme Court decision cause the demise of global Frand licensing?Article

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court on Frand licences may initially appear to favour owners of standards essential patents and stimulate global Frand licensing, but could in the longer term have the opposite effect...

Tim Ball 23 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls
Fast-tracking the future of shopping mallsArticle

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

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