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Well-known musician Neil Young is suing the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, calling on the campaign to stop all use of his music at Trump rallies.
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With the announcement on 22 June of President Ramaphosa's decision to refer the Copyright Amendment Bill (the "Bill") and the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill back to Parliament...
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Intellectual property (IP) assets, although intangible and invisible, are financially quantifiable. This means that they can be traded and commercialised.
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".com" domain names comprising generic words, such as booking.com, are very valuable pieces of online real estate.
ENSafrica
South African patent law is derived from, and therefore quite similar to, British patent law.
ENSafrica
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the judgment in the recent case of United States Patent and Trademark Office v Booking.com that may in time be referred to as the "generic.com case".
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The COVID19 pandemic has impacted quite dramatically on the operations IP and other government offices in Africa and the rest of the world.
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In 2018, the Namibian High Court issued a decision in favour of the Applicants.
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The Madrid system, which makes provision for international trade mark registrations ("IRs") filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization.
KISCH IP
On 16 June 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred the proposed Copyright and Performers' Protection Amendment Bills back to the National Assembly for re-consideration.
Adams & Adams
The Madrid system, which makes provision for international trade mark registrations ("IRs") filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO")
KISCH IP
In terms of the South African Patents Act (the "Act"), the Registrar is directed to examine every application for a patent and every complete specification accompanying the application.
KISCH IP
On 16 June 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred the proposed Copyright and Performers' Protection Amendment Bills back to the National Assembly for re-consideration.
KISCH IP
Most brand owners go through the process of registering their trade mark to obtain proof that they own the brand and importantly to stop others from using it without permission.
KISCH IP
It has widely been reported in recent months that the SABC collectively owes approximately R 250 million in unpaid royalties to musicians and other artists.
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It was recently reported by News24 that the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology has indicated, somewhat in passing
KISCH IP
A 13-year old boy from Bultfontein invented a simple golf practice tool during COVID-19 lockdown measures for golfers to use at home, and a provisional patent application has been prepared and...
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Whether you are an 80s, 90s, or now kid, you are likely to have fond memories associated with practising and perfecting the "pointy S" symbol.
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We previously reported (here) on the initial decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to uphold legislation in Australia which implemented mandatory plain packaging in relation to...
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Although the Madrid system functions very well in most countries outside of Africa where IP laws are at similar stages of development and IP Offices utilize advanced technologies and maintain...
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