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Counterfeit is an ongoing problem but never more prevalent than during the festive season. And, with our struggling economy, we expect to feel it even more this year.
KISCH IP
If life were to hand you lemons, just for a minute, imagine what you would do. Some may reach for the tequila, whilst many would make lemonade.
KISCH IP
A soliloquy in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet once posed a vitally important question which can be applied when weighing up the importance of a name and trade mark.
ENSafrica
They aim to provide retirement funds with greater discretion and flexibility in relation to their default investment portfolios and annuity strategies.
ENSafrica
The Act clearly sets out the tax implications arising in respect of a distribution by a company that constitutes a dividend.
ENSafrica
South Africa imposes taxes on worldwide income of residents.
KISCH IP
This is the kind of case that makes the lives of intellectual property attorneys really interesting.
ENSafrica
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down an important trade mark judgment.
ENSafrica
The recent spat between Yoko Ono and a Polish drinks company highlights the importance of registering trade marks.
ENSafrica
The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down judgment today, 28 September 2017, in the matter of Pather v Financial Services Board.
ENSafrica
Various challenges have been made against the ASA's authority to make rulings against non-members and we have reported on this issue previously.
ENSafrica
The draft regulations refer to, and have attached to them, various forms that prescribe how these requests may be obtained.
ENSafrica
It remains to be seen how the SARB's approach to Bitcoin develops over time.
Fasken Martineau
That may be a take-away from observing the recent clearance by the South African authorities of the DowDuPont global merger of equals covering markets for agricultural products...
Pieter van der Zwan & Associates
Share incentives schemes often involves the use of trusts to administer the awards made to employees.
KISCH IP
In allowing an understanding of, and anticipating these disruptions patent data provides a critical source of information.
ENSafrica
If we keep writing about it, it's because it keeps happening. I refer here to trade mark infringement claims that make the news for all the wrong reasons – claims that attract shock and ridicule and evoke...
ENSafrica
On 15 September 2017, the South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published Government Notices no. 1003 and 1005, which announced increases to the intermediate merger thresholds...
ENSafrica
The Insurance Act, 2017 (the "Act") has recently been enacted to reform the law governing insurance in Uganda.
ENSafrica
As such, many African organisations will be directly affected by the GDPR and will need to comply.
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In almost all industries there are certification processes to ensure that goods and services are of a high quality.
Clyde & Co
What is abundantly clear from recent media reports is that organisations of all sizes and across all industry sectors are becoming targets of cyber criminals.
Thipa Denenga
When a party institutes legal action against another party, the plaintiff is entitled to claim interest over and above the capital amount.
Clyde & Co
The risk environment for directors of companies that pollute is changing. In South Africa, a raft of recent prosecutions of directors and officers for corporate environmental transgressions bring into focus...
KISCH IP
As a trade mark applicant you waited many years for your trade mark application to proceed to registration.
Fasken Martineau
National Treasury has proposed the introduction of new rules for the tax treatment of conversions of debt into equity within the same group of companies.
TMF Group
With the financial and governance issues that have affected the reputation and financial health of companies such as Eskom and Oakbay Resources and Energy (Oakbay), questions arises as to...
Dennemeyer Group
According to Wipo's latest published statistics for the year 2015, the entire African continent collectively was the recipient of approximately 0.5 percent of the world's patent filings in that year.
Fasken Martineau
On 18 September 2017, the Competition Commission is expected to commence a market inquiry into data services in South Africa. This is the sixth market inquiry to be initiated by the Commission.
ENSafrica
Owners of trade marks in Mozambique should take heed of recent developments in IP rights in the country.
ENSafrica
There's an interesting trade mark case brewing in Australia, one that has some useful trade mark lessons.
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