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For a city located between two large, relatively straight rivers, Brussels seems adept at providing a complex series of rapids for would-be inventors to navigate when moving from idea to patent.
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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.
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This was the issue before the Supreme Court of Appeal in the matter between Dinnermates (Tvl) CC and Piquante Brands International & another 401/17) [2018] ZASCA 43 (28 March 2018).
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This would be tantamount to, for example, a supplier of grapes not being able to use a device of a bunch of grapes alongside its name and trade mark on its packaging/cartons.
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Old habits die hard, as is the case with Taylor Swift, who has applied to trade mark several titles and catchphrases from her upcoming album "Reputation", including the line "The Old Taylor Can't Come To The Phone Right Now".
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Effective from 1 January 2018, expedited/delayed examination may be requested for ARIPO applications. ARIPO (The Administrative Council of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) ...
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Trade marks are vital in protecting your intellectual property (IP) no matter how famous or established you are.
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Taylor Swift has been in the IP spotlight again and, as always, there are valuable lessons to be learned.
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By its own very high standards, Real Madrid is not having the greatest of soccer seasons, although it has, at least, triumphed in a recent domain name case.
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At the time of this amendment, no provision was made for expediting or for delaying the request for search and examination.
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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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Every now and then, a dispute comes along that adds an extraordinary amount to the law. One such dispute is the Clearvu trade mark case.
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A South African judgment dealing with joint ownership of copyright in databases has recently come to light. The judgment was handed down almost a year ago, but it seems to have slipped under the radar.
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In recent times the international political arena has been fraught with alleged intellectual property violations – Eminem successfully sued the New Zealand National Party for infringing the copyright in his hit track "Lose Yourself".
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Following your search, you locate an engineering draughtsman with the requisite skills that is willing to prepare technical drawings and build the prototype.
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It can easily be said that the year 2017 was wholly enveloped by the far-reaching fad of the fidget spinner
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The law around ownership of the copyright subsisting in databases where two independent parties contributed to the final work.
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The Apple Store launched in July 2008 and made available to iOS users some 800 applications ("Apps") to download. As of March 2017, this number had increased to 2.2 million.
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By its own very high standards, Real Madrid is not having the greatest of soccer seasons, although it has, at least, triumphed in a recent domain name case.
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.
ENSafrica
Taylor Swift has been in the IP spotlight again and, as always, there are valuable lessons to be learned.
ENSafrica
At the time of this amendment, no provision was made for expediting or for delaying the request for search and examination.
KISCH IP
Trade marks are vital in protecting your intellectual property (IP) no matter how famous or established you are.
KISCH IP
Effective from 1 January 2018, expedited/delayed examination may be requested for ARIPO applications. ARIPO (The Administrative Council of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) ...
ENSafrica
A South African judgment dealing with joint ownership of copyright in databases has recently come to light. The judgment was handed down almost a year ago, but it seems to have slipped under the radar.
ENSafrica
Every now and then, a dispute comes along that adds an extraordinary amount to the law. One such dispute is the Clearvu trade mark case.
KISCH IP
In recent times the international political arena has been fraught with alleged intellectual property violations – Eminem successfully sued the New Zealand National Party for infringing the copyright in his hit track "Lose Yourself".
ENSafrica
A Chinese court recently ordered a Chinese company that had blatantly infringed one of the world's better known trade marks to pay significant damages to the trade mark owner.
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Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property which can be broadly described as information which is known only by a particular business and is used by that business to obtain an advantage over its competitors.
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In September 2014, Eight-Mile Style, the publisher of Eminem's "lose yourself" song filed legal proceedings against New Zealand's National party, claiming copyright infringement of Eminem's Grammy...
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