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By Jaco Theunissen, Christina Louw
The South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978 ("the Act") does not define "inventor" per se, although it is generally understood to refer to a natural person who conceives of something novel
By Lisa McIlwaine-Hill
Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world with countries with natural resources that supports industries such as mining, oil and gas, and agriculture...
By Dawid Prozesky
Section 2 of the South African Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the "Act") states that computer programs are eligible for copyright protection in South Africa.
By Jadon Wolmarans
Since the start of cross-border trade, various treaties have been entered into to provide protection of a brand holder which is similar to that of the nationals of a foreign nation ...
By Refiloe Nene
Unlike other forms of intellectual property that are protected for a limited period of time, trade marks can be protected in perpetuity provided the trade marks are renewed*.
By Anola Naidoo
Businesses operating in South Africa are currently facing the imminent implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI);...
By Thando Zibi
Brenda Fassie. Fifi Cooper. One being a legend whose works has lived on long after she has and the other, a rising star in the hip hop music industry.
By Christina Louw, Fredo Ströh
The cost of obtaining a patent may seem exorbitant for the individual entrepreneur or start-up, but the protection of intellectual property may be critical to the success of the business.
By Robin Richardson
Tattoos are no longer taboo. From the grunge metal singer in your local bar to the CEO of a fortune 500 company, tattoos are commonplace in modern society.
By Vanessa Ferguson
25 May 2018 is celebrated as AFRICA DAY and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50+ years and many companies have already mobilized to capture this emerging demand
Non-compliance in terms of GDPR could result in the company being fined up to 4% of the company's global revenues.
By Zama Buthelezi
One of the most frequent queries intellectual property attorneys receive is from clients who want to "copyright their idea". However, you can't "copyright an idea".
By Ursula Baravalle
Determining inventorship is often fraught with peril because all researchers working on a research project desire to be recognized as an inventor in the event that patent applications are filed.
By Tevin Jones
Two recent decisions in New Zealand and the United States of America illustrate the importance of and recognition given to copyright in the music industry, and the need to ensure ...
By Sibongile Dee
Africa is home to four of the world's ten fastest growing economies. According to Digital in 2018, Africa has been recognised as having the fastest growth rate ...