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"Should I patent my invention or rather keep it confidential and hope a third party does not copy it?"
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It is estimated that the world population will be close to 9 billion in the year 2050. That is an increase of 40% in the global population which will require a 70% increase in food production.
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If you are currently studying or planning your studies at a university in South Africa, it is important that you understand your rights as an Intellectual Property ...
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Cassper Nyovest is known in South Africa for many things, including (allegedly) "biting" but not in the way you think. "Biting", in the world of rap and hip-hop is the term...
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The ability to protect colour has always been an intellectual property topic of conversation with colour trade marks differing from the colour of a brand
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Trade marks are only protected in countries that they are registered in. Where you intend to use a trade mark in more than one country ...
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Is it simply those South Africans who can afford to travel to the UK, only to find that, thanks to the weakness of the rand, the only shop they can afford is ... Primark?
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Patent landscaping analysis, or patent mapping, involves the electronic search and analysis of the vast amount of available online published patent data in order to extract meaningful and valuable technical, business and legal information.
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Many South Africans, I suspect, find Brexit both boring and incomprehensible. All that endless talk of customs unions, free trade agreements, hard borders, borders in the Irish Sea..!
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ICYMI, Proctor & Gamble ("P&G") recently applied to register a whole lot of text/SMS talk abbreviations as trade marks. It caused a real storm and the mainstream press absolutely loved it!
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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.
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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.
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Every minute of every day, 100 bottles of Scotch whisky make their way to South Africa.
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Regular readers will recall our recent ENSight where we reported that a draft agreement had been published which, to a degree ...
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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,
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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.
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It's been widely reported that Roger Federer has signed a 10-year, USD300-million sponsorship deal with the clothing brand UNIQLO.
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The Assistant Registrar found against Sony Corporation on all eight classes and the company filed an appeal to the High Court.
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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 ...
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IP plays an extremely significant role in the world of toys, as a number of news reports have made very clear.
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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
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
IP plays an extremely significant role in the world of toys, as a number of news reports have made very clear.
ENSafrica
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
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 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 ...
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It's been widely reported that Roger Federer has signed a 10-year, USD300-million sponsorship deal with the clothing brand UNIQLO.
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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.
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