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The trade marks Mango and Yango won't be confused, even if they are used for the same products, so said the hearing officer in a recent trade mark opposition in the UK.
ENSafrica
The South African government is determined to ensure that in the country, as in a number of other countries, tobacco products are sold with little or no branding.
ENSafrica
Every minute of every day, 100 bottles of Scotch whisky make their way to South Africa.
ENSafrica
Regular readers will recall our recent ENSight where we reported that a draft agreement had been published which, to a degree ...
KISCH IP
The medium to longer term prospects for investment in South Africa are entrenched through a world class Constitution and jurisprudence.
KISCH IP
When a work, such as a video, is uploaded onto YouTube or a photograph uploaded onto Flickr, people often believe that because it is being made available on the internet,
KISCH IP
It often happens that rights holders enforce their rights against others as a scare tactic whilst knowing that enforcing their rights would not be that simple.
ENSafrica
It's been widely reported that Roger Federer has signed a 10-year, USD300-million sponsorship deal with the clothing brand UNIQLO.
ENSafrica
The Assistant Registrar found against Sony Corporation on all eight classes and the company filed an appeal to the High Court.
KISCH IP
The Copyright Act does not require registration in order to acquire copyright in respect of a particular work. Instead copyright subsists automatically once a work has been completed ...
KISCH IP
In many companies it is common for business plans to evolve over time, however, what is often forgotten is their overriding intellectual property (IP) strategy ...
KISCH IP
Tennis fans flock to courtsides and televisions to watch Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer and instantly recognize the iconic RF Logo that has become synonymous with the man.
KISCH IP
One of the interesting aspects of patents is the degree to which countries have harmonised their laws.
KISCH IP
The intellectual capital of a business – its patent portfolio in particular – is one of many factors which ought to be thoroughly evaluated prior to entering into a licensing agreement ...
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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
KISCH IP
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...
KISCH IP
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.
ENSafrica
The report was produced by the company Brand Finance and mentions that over the past year, the value of South African brands grew by an impressive 8% to ZAR426-billion.
ENSafrica
IP plays an extremely significant role in the world of toys, as a number of news reports have made very clear.
KISCH IP
It has been said that the fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technological fields such as Artificial Intelligence ("AI") ...
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The Copyright Act does not require registration in order to acquire copyright in respect of a particular work. Instead copyright subsists automatically once a work has been completed ...
KISCH IP
Tennis fans flock to courtsides and televisions to watch Swiss tennis sensation Roger Federer and instantly recognize the iconic RF Logo that has become synonymous with the man.
KISCH IP
In many companies it is common for business plans to evolve over time, however, what is often forgotten is their overriding intellectual property (IP) strategy ...
KISCH IP
One of the interesting aspects of patents is the degree to which countries have harmonised their laws.
ENSafrica
It's been widely reported that Roger Federer has signed a 10-year, USD300-million sponsorship deal with the clothing brand UNIQLO.
ENSafrica
The Assistant Registrar found against Sony Corporation on all eight classes and the company filed an appeal to the High Court.
KISCH IP
It has been said that the fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Technological fields such as Artificial Intelligence ("AI") ...
KISCH IP
The intellectual capital of a business – its patent portfolio in particular – is one of many factors which ought to be thoroughly evaluated prior to entering into a licensing agreement ...
ENSafrica
Monopolies should not and are not granted lightly.
ENSafrica
Welcome to the world of unconventional trade marks – smell, colours, shapes, sounds, tastes, gestures, moving logos and more.
KISCH IP
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.
ENSafrica
The issue of offensive trade marks rumbles on. In 2017, the landmark US decision in Matal v Tam came after the founder of an Asian-American rock group sought trade mark registration for the band's name, The Slants.
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