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With intellectual property ("IP"), the focus is often on protection (generally in the form of registration) and enforcement, which often takes the form of an infringement action.
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Over the past few years, we've reported on a number of legal battles involving chocolate bars such as Kit Kat and Toblerone.
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Celebrities have done a great deal to increase awareness of intellectual property ("IP"). The reason for this is simple: celebrities make significant use of IP ...
KISCH IP
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 ...
KISCH IP
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*.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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There was an interesting article in the South African marketing industry publication Bizcommunity about street art.
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The IP analytics firm Darts-IP has recently published a report entitled Top 10 Product Comparisons Worldwide.
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The SCA came to a different conclusion.
Dennemeyer Group
These protection strategies do not only apply to trademark protection but other types of IP as well.
KISCH IP
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".
KISCH IP
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.
KISCH IP
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 ...
KISCH IP
What does the Agricultural Research Council (‘ARC'), a cattle breeder and a stud bull have in common? Copyright of course.
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This is a story of the age, a story of a character that became a global sensation thanks to the internet.
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They further highlight a very important difference between design law in South Africa and design law elsewhere.
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Artificial intelligence ("AI") is big news at the moment, so it's no surprise that lawyers are considering the IP issues relating to AI. Some of the implications are really quite profound.
KISCH IP
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
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What does the Agricultural Research Council (‘ARC'), a cattle breeder and a stud bull have in common? Copyright of course.
KISCH IP
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.
KISCH IP
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".
KISCH IP
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 ...
ENSafrica
The IP analytics firm Darts-IP has recently published a report entitled Top 10 Product Comparisons Worldwide.
Dennemeyer Group
These protection strategies do not only apply to trademark protection but other types of IP as well.
KISCH IP
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
ENSafrica
The SCA came to a different conclusion.
ENSafrica
They further highlight a very important difference between design law in South Africa and design law elsewhere.
ENSafrica
This is a story of the age, a story of a character that became a global sensation thanks to the internet.
ENSafrica
Artificial intelligence ("AI") is big news at the moment, so it's no surprise that lawyers are considering the IP issues relating to AI. Some of the implications are really quite profound.
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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