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The term "biopiracy" was coined to refer to the appropriation of plants and traditional knowledge by corporations and other entities for their own financial gain.
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While the Madrid system in Africa may not function as effectively as it does in other parts of the world, there is certainly progress being made on implementing laws and streamlining procedures...
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Over the last few years an uprising of the craft beer industry and microbreweries has squeezed business away from traditional brewers on a worldwide scale.
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In 2014, a South African court convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide (manslaughter), following the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and he was given...
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It is our understanding that the above amendments only apply to applications filed after 1 January 2017.
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The recent South African Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") decision of Herbal Zone v Infitech Technologies doesn't contain ground-breaking law.
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Each country is governed by its own laws regarding Intellectual Property, including trade mark registrations.
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25 May 2016 is celebrated as AFRICA DAY and marks the formation of the African Union, which is extra special this year with the body marking its golden jubilee.
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Any person who has experienced the administrative burden of seeking trade mark protection in multiple countries will welcome the possibility of filing one single trade mark application...
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Those with an interest in intellectual property will be aware of the recent disagreement in the US courts between the representatives of Marilyn Monroe's estate and the alleged unauthorised use...
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South Africa has the largest pharmaceutical products market in Africa, with the pharmaceutical industry playing a very important role in the South African economy.
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If copyright could be compared to a continent, it would be Africa: exciting, diverse, multi-faceted, often misunderstood and far too expansive to cover in a few hundred words!
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Whilst it is difficult to obtain statutory trade mark protection for shape trade marks it is not impossible.
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This inclusion of indigenous knowledge ("IK") with what in essence are indigenous cultural terms or expressions (ICE's) in Acts that do not in principle protect technology, is unfortunately mistaken...
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Companies generally delegate their marketing requirements to their in-house marketing department or out-source it to an agency.
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Like a butterfly flapping its wings on the other side of the world, a single judgment often has far reaching implications on our interpretation and application of the law.
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Individuals need to be aware of basis intellectual property law principles.
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Donald Trump is, to put is lightly, a controversial figure, known for his extreme right wing political views and far from subtle criticism of, and disdain for, various minority groups.
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What does the internet, karaoke machines and matches have in common? Though revolutionary in their own right, none of these inventions were ever patented prior to being released to the public.
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There are many reasons why people get tattoos. The most common reasons being memories, reinforcement of identities, reminders of important events, facts or values; or simply, for the love of art.
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Those with an interest in intellectual property will be aware of the recent disagreement in the US courts between the representatives of Marilyn Monroe's estate and the alleged unauthorised use...
KISCH IP
There are many reasons why people get tattoos. The most common reasons being memories, reinforcement of identities, reminders of important events, facts or values; or simply, for the love of art.
KISCH IP
Individuals need to be aware of basis intellectual property law principles.
KISCH IP
The craft beer scene in South Africa has exploded in recent times, with new exciting breweries and beers being made available to consumers almost daily.
KISCH IP
Any person who has experienced the administrative burden of seeking trade mark protection in multiple countries will welcome the possibility of filing one single trade mark application...
KISCH IP
25 May 2016 is celebrated as AFRICA DAY and marks the formation of the African Union, which is extra special this year with the body marking its golden jubilee.
KISCH IP
Companies generally delegate their marketing requirements to their in-house marketing department or out-source it to an agency.
KISCH IP
South Africa has the largest pharmaceutical products market in Africa, with the pharmaceutical industry playing a very important role in the South African economy.
KISCH IP
Whilst it is difficult to obtain statutory trade mark protection for shape trade marks it is not impossible.
KISCH IP
This inclusion of indigenous knowledge ("IK") with what in essence are indigenous cultural terms or expressions (ICE's) in Acts that do not in principle protect technology, is unfortunately mistaken...
KISCH IP
If copyright could be compared to a continent, it would be Africa: exciting, diverse, multi-faceted, often misunderstood and far too expansive to cover in a few hundred words!
KISCH IP
Each country is governed by its own laws regarding Intellectual Property, including trade mark registrations.
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