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Anusol Ointment for internal and external piles
Anusol Ointment for internal and external pilesArticle

Anusol is the UK's number-one-selling piles treatment providing multiple formats and categories to cover different therapeutic needs and consumer preferences...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 21 hours ago

Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark dispute
Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark disputeArticle

French luxury fashion house Chanel has lost its latest attempt to block the registration of a trade mark applied for by Chinese technological giant Huawei Technologies...

David Legge 3 days ago

British and Irish Lions Tour a protected event - ambush marketers banned
British and Irish Lions Tour a protected event - ambush marketers bannedArticle

On 28 April 2021, Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel, advertised a Final Notice in the Government Gazette designating the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour as a 'protected event'...

Janine Hollesen 30 Apr 2021

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Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversyArticle

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021

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

New Bridgestone head of marketing announced
New Bridgestone head of marketing announcedArticle

Sara Didiza has been in the position since March and leads a multi-disciplinary team that includes product management, public relations, and more...

8 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Tshego Tshukutswane, Wunderman Thompson SA's new group chief strategy officer
#Newsmaker: Tshego Tshukutswane, Wunderman Thompson SA's new group chief strategy officerArticle

Earlier this year, Wunderman Thompson SA announced the appointment of Tshego Tshukutswane to its executive team as group chief strategy officer. Tshukutswane joined this month succeeding Moagi Bodibe, who has taken up independent consulting...

Jessica Tennant 8 Apr 2021

Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market access
Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market accessArticle

The expected increase in agricultural output will require export markets, as South Africa's agricultural sector is export-orientated...

25 Mar 2021

From in-person to digital: The Liberty case study
From in-person to digital: The Liberty case studyArticle

Liberty's trade marketing team approached us with one core brief: Re-imagine the year's programme of events with a new emphasis on digital and virtual platforms...

Issued by Worx Group 11 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

KZN honey widow goes toe-to-toe with retail giant
KZN honey widow goes toe-to-toe with retail giantArticle

A small Pietermaritzburg-based honey enterprise is staring down the corporate tactics of Food Lover's Market...

Derek Alberts 5 Mar 2021

How Swatch lost the trade mark case to Apple's iWatch...
How Swatch lost the trade mark case to Apple's iWatch...Article

In the case of Swatch AG v Apple Inc, in the Supreme Court of Appeal, the owner of the 'Swatch' trade mark had opposed the registration of the 'iWatch' trade mark filed by Apple Inc...

Janine Hollesen 4 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

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

Beyond 2020 partnerships are key to shaping the future of live entertainment
Beyond 2020 partnerships are key to shaping the future of live entertainmentArticle

Distell successfully created a free-to-air E-Stream initiative, which was created in April - just a month into the lockdown - to bring high-quality free entertainment to people to enjoy at home, and to provide a revenue generating platform for entertainers and others in the industry...

Issued by Distell E-Stream 2 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

The uber-zoom: The case against trade mark genericide
The uber-zoom: The case against trade mark genericideArticle

Let's say "Zoom" becomes a synonym for conducting online video meetings, regardless of the app used - or worse, it becomes a verb. In this way, Zoom will lose its distinctiveness. It will become a generic trade mark, and its owners won't be able to stop others from using "Zoom" to refer to online conferencing services...

Jeanine Coetzer 2 Nov 2020

In-cider scoop: descriptive vs distinctive trade marks
In-cider scoop: descriptive vs distinctive trade marksArticle

In order for a trade mark to be registrable, it must be distinctive and capable of distinguishing one party's products from another's. What we often see, particularly in the alcohol industry, is, for example, certain ciders, named after the variety of apple used to make the cider itself. But is this name considered 'distinctive' or 'descriptive'...?

Karen Kitchen 29 Oct 2020

McFringement? McDonald's take Hungry Jack's to court over new Big Jack burger
McFringement? McDonald's take Hungry Jack's to court over new Big Jack burgerArticle

On 31 August 2020, companies in the McDonald's group filed a lawsuit against the Hungry Jack's franchise in the Australian federal court...

Jani Cronjé and Jared de Canha 2 Oct 2020

It's a 'no' to Nosecco trade mark application
It's a 'no' to Nosecco trade mark applicationArticle

The UKIPO said that the name Nosecco would evoke the image of the increasingly popular geographical indication (GI) Prosecco in consumers' minds...

Merlene Engelbrecht 30 Sep 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

Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?
Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?Article

The short answer is "no...and yes". Here's the long answer...

Tammi Pretorius 15 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it
Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make itArticle

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in Angola
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in AngolaArticle

World Entrepreneurs' Day serves the purpose of creating awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!
Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 winners!Article

Nike continued its winning streak with its sixth win in a row as the Overall Coolest Brand at the 16th annual Sunday Times Gen Next Awards, announced online on 21 August 2020. The winners span 71 categories and are based on the outcome of research conducted by Yellowwood.

21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SA
#WomensMonth: 'South Africa has enormous opportunity' - Alison Collier, MD of Endeavor SAArticle

With extensive global experience, Alison Collier, a definite role model for future businesswomen, shares her journey with us this Women's Month...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

Call for entries for the 4th Annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards opens
Call for entries for the 4th Annual Gagasi FM Shero Awards opensArticle

The Gagasi FM Shero Awards are back. Now in its fourth year, the awards celebrate extraordinary women who push boundaries and excel in their respective fields...

Issued by Gagasi FM 6 Aug 2020

Food or foe - the real cost of counterfeit consumables
Food or foe - the real cost of counterfeit consumablesArticle

The rise of counterfeit consumables has increased exponentially over the past few years across the African continent. A cause for major concern as many of these cases end in a fatality...

Vashti Nagel 28 Jul 2020

Gagasi FM Red Star Virtual Experience 2020
Gagasi FM Red Star Virtual Experience 2020Article

The Gagasi FM Red Star Virtual Experience is taking place on Friday, 31 July 2020 at 6pm to 9pm on the Gagasi FM App and on YouTube...

Issued by Gagasi FM 28 Jul 2020

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Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 category finalistsArticle

The Sunday Times Gen Next survey has announced the finalists across each of the 69 categories of the 16th annual Awards. The winners will be celebrated during an online event on 21 August 2020...

1 Jul 2020

Should 'Black Lives Matter', 'I Can't Breathe' be allowed as trade marks?
Should 'Black Lives Matter', 'I Can't Breathe' be allowed as trade marks?Article

Manchester-based businessman Georgios Demetriou of Licence to Thrill Ltd (the Applicant) recently applied to register the phrase 'Black Lives Matter' under trade mark application no. 3497647 and 'I Can't Breathe' under trade mark application no. 3497640 at the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). These phrases are associated with the current worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd in the USA.

Udi Pillay 25 Jun 2020

Business rescue and liquidation have consequences for IP
Business rescue and liquidation have consequences for IPArticle

Intellectual property is often overlooked when a business is compelled to seek business rescue or liquidation, but it may form a valuable asset, requiring decisions to be made on whether to sell it or maintain it...

Bernadette Versfeld 10 Jun 2020

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Will a beer with another name taste as good?Article

It is well-established that a brand consists of much more than just a name, but we must still acknowledge that the name of a business goes directly to the heart of its identity...

Reinard Krüger & Bianca Balt 18 May 2020

Introducing the new kids on the block
Introducing the new kids on the blockArticle

Harrison Mkhize and Luyanda Khambule have both joined Gagasi FM, as of 1 May 2020, and they are extremely excited to add their flavour into the thriving radio station...

Issued by Gagasi FM 6 May 2020

Gagasi FM's new season goes live
Gagasi FM's new season goes liveArticle

Even with the current challenges, the country's biggest regional commercial radio station, Gagasi FM, kicked off its new season for 2020/21 on Friday, 1 May 2020...

Issued by Gagasi FM 4 May 2020

Unlocking consumer insights through omnichannel engagement
Unlocking consumer insights through omnichannel engagementArticle

In 2019, the Gagasi multi-platform offering of the brand was enhanced through effective execution of consumer engagements in each of the channels...

Issued by Gagasi FM 16 Apr 2020

There's a quiet revolution happening in broadcasting
There's a quiet revolution happening in broadcastingArticle

Gagasi FM, one of South Africa's best-loved and the number one regional commercial radio station, is delighting listeners with their new digital engagement platform...

Issued by Gagasi FM 9 Apr 2020

Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issue
Navigating the grey market is not a black-and-white issueArticle

Grey-market goods are the genuine, non-counterfeit goods of a trade mark owner, imported into an economic area and sold without the trade mark owner's consent...

Kay Rickelman 3 Apr 2020

Bernadette Versfeld, partner at Webber Wentzel
Closing copyright offices for Covid-19 could have unintended consequencesArticle

One only has to look back in history to appreciate the extent to which necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Some of the greatest inventions were the product of pandemics, wars and recessions...

Bernadette Versfeld, 31 Mar 2020

3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio Awards
3 nominations in the bag for Gagasi FM for the 2020 Radio AwardsArticle

The 2020 Radio Awards panellists nominated Gagasi FM in an impressive three categories...

Issued by Gagasi FM 27 Mar 2020

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