Mondaq All Regions - South Africa: Intellectual Property
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Owners of trade marks in Mozambique should take heed of recent developments in IP rights in the country.
ENSafrica
The worlds of celebrity and IP intersect with surprising frequency.
ENSafrica
The terms "exhaustion of rights", "parallel imports" and "grey market goods" come up a lot in the world of trade marks.
ENSafrica
There's an interesting trade mark case brewing in Australia, one that has some useful trade mark lessons.
Dennemeyer Group
According to Wipo's latest published statistics for the year 2015, the entire African continent collectively was the recipient of approximately 0.5 percent of the world's patent filings in that year.
KISCH IP
As a trade mark applicant you waited many years for your trade mark application to proceed to registration.
KISCH IP
In almost all industries there are certification processes to ensure that goods and services are of a high quality.
KISCH IP
Fluctuations in patent activity provide insight into trends which can have major implications for people and organisations who deal with Intellectual Property.
KISCH IP
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.
KISCH IP
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...
ENSafrica
Two unusual copyright stories are back in the news.
ENSafrica
Colleagues and clients alike often comment on the varied, topical and evolving nature of my field of expertise, IP law, as evidenced from my articles over the years
ENSafrica
A recent BBC article entitled "Havaianas: How a Brazilian flip-flop took over the world" doesn't mention IP once, yet it contains some useful IP lessons.
ENSafrica
It is safe to say that BMW protects its trade marks fiercely. As a result, the company has done more than its fair share to shape South African trade mark law.
KISCH IP
One of the main drivers behind copyright law is to promote the development of art and culture.
KISCH IP
KISCH IP
Micro-organisms, although the subject matter of patent applications from as early as 1873 internationally, are fast becoming a focus area in South African local patent practice.
KISCH IP
South Africa, being blessed with an abundance in natural resources, naturally, sees its fair share of patent applications directed towards a process or apparatus for producing a product.
ENSafrica
A recent decision involving registered designs is a reminder of how useful design law can be, in the sense that it can be used to protect an almost limitless range of products.
ENSafrica
An increasing number of African companies do business in the Far East, and many of them register their trade marks in the region's major markets.
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It is safe to say that BMW protects its trade marks fiercely. As a result, the company has done more than its fair share to shape South African trade mark law.
ENSafrica
A recent BBC article entitled "Havaianas: How a Brazilian flip-flop took over the world" doesn't mention IP once, yet it contains some useful IP lessons.
ENSafrica
Colleagues and clients alike often comment on the varied, topical and evolving nature of my field of expertise, IP law, as evidenced from my articles over the years
KISCH IP
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...
KISCH IP
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.
ENSafrica
Two unusual copyright stories are back in the news.
KISCH IP
Fluctuations in patent activity provide insight into trends which can have major implications for people and organisations who deal with Intellectual Property.
ENSafrica
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...
KISCH IP
The Copyright Amendment Bill was first published in 2015 for public comment, and was predominantly met with a large amount of criticism.
KISCH IP
Whilst it is difficult to obtain statutory trade mark protection for shape trade marks it is not impossible.
KISCH IP
One of the main drivers behind copyright law is to promote the development of art and culture.
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