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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

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

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

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 goodsArticle

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...

Mathoto Masetla 3 May 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

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

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...

Daniel Mak 5 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

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

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

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

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...

Vicky Stilwell 10 Jul 2018

Who owns the copyright to musical works?
Who owns the copyright to musical works?Article

Copyright may be broadly defined as the exclusive right, in relation to work embodying intellectual content, to do or to authorise others to do certain acts in relation to that work...

Thando Zibi 28 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challengesArticle

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

I own the copyright of my tattoo... don't I?
I own the copyright of my tattoo... don't I?Article

From the grunge metal singer in your local bar to the CEO of a fortune 500 company, tattoos have become commonplace in modern society, but have you ever stopped to think about who owns the copyright to your inked art...?

Rob Richardson 9 May 2018

BAT feels return of ASA's power
BAT feels return of ASA's powerArticle

Despite news reports, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is alive and kicking, with no hint of it going anywhere, as it asserts its power in the British American Tobacco (BAT) case...

Andrew Papadopoulos 22 Mar 2017

How to play the game of social media brand dodge ball
How to play the game of social media brand dodge ballArticle

It's a familiar scene, two players enter the arena. One armed with a red ball, the other seemingly defenceless. But unlike a normal game of dodge ball, more players quickly enter the ring...

Robin Richardson 18 Nov 2016

Cipla loses patent case, has to withdraw Fiprotec
Cipla loses patent case, has to withdraw FiprotecArticle

Merial has won a protracted legal battle against Cipla for its infringement of Merial's patent for its Frontline Plus spot on product, an anti-parasitic treatment for dog and cats...

25 Apr 2016

Do we know what we eat?
Do we know what we eat?Article

South Africa, to date, has been behind when it comes to correct and transparent food labelling. What you may see on a food label is not always what you get...

Karen Kitchen 11 Sep 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

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