Mondaq All Regions - South Africa: Intellectual Property
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We have, on many occasions, discussed the fact that a trade mark does not need to be a word or a logo.
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"Marketing should always be seen as an investment rather than a cost, once you know the value of your brands you can better manage them and monitor the effectiveness of the investment".
KISCH IP
What do you do when your distributor terminates your Supply and Distribution Contract stating that it is more economical for them to acquire the products from another company (Company A)?
KISCH IP
An interesting thing about patent specifications, and one which many people tend to forget, is that they don't need to be scientifically accurate in order to be filed and published.
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Over 150 million people worldwide recently downloaded the very popular FaceApp after Hollywood celebrities started posting images of their edited faces in a social media challenge using the hashtag
KISCH IP
Have you enlisted the assistance of a third-party graphic designer to create a new logo or corporate identity for your rebrand?
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Africa, the world's second largest continent, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies.
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Patent protection of living organisms, or substances derived from them, has long been a locus of confusion and controversy in law. Recently, however,
KISCH IP
Fans of reality TV shows will be familiar with shows like "Cake Boss", which pit the worlds best confectioners against each other to produce the most extravagantly and intricately
KISCH IP
It has recently been reported that two IT entrepreneurs from Gugulethu have made an application for an interdict to prevent Nedbank from using, that is, infringing, their invention protected by South African patent number 2016/05259 entitled
Adams & Adams
Recently, Mr Fitsum Arega, the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States of America, tweeted news that the Court of The Hague had just handed down judgment in a matter in which two Dutch patents...
Inventa International
This is one of the reasons why the rules that determine the patentable subject matter in national or regional laws differ.
KISCH IP
Please note that this article speaks to an action for the infringement of a patent which is to follow the application for an interdict and not to the application for an interdict itself.
KISCH IP
In the past months, I have started really paying attention to every billboard I come across.
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On 19 June 2019 the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment inaugurated a new Trade Mark Tribunal, with the view of accelerating oppositions and related matters.
ENSafrica
A story that was widely reported on in the United Kingdom ("UK") gives us an interesting insight into the world of copyright.
ENSafrica
it's without question one of the biggest issues in trade mark law. It's an issue that can come up in a number of scenarios
Adams & Adams
Previously, under the old 1963 Act, Rwandan trade marks were registered indefinitely (i.e. there was no need to renew a trade mark registration).
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Dance as a copyright-protected work came under the international spotlight over the last year in the USA.
ENSafrica
The Porsche 911 is undoubtedly an iconic car. Instant product recognition is, of course, something that most companies strive for.
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Proprietors of trade marks in Burundi should take note of an upcoming trade mark renewal deadline which may be relevant to their marks in this country.
KISCH IP
Please note that this article speaks to an action for the infringement of a patent which is to follow the application for an interdict and not to the application for an interdict itself.
ENSafrica
The Porsche 911 is undoubtedly an iconic car. Instant product recognition is, of course, something that most companies strive for.
ENSafrica
Back in 2013, we wrote an article about the Madrid Protocol, the treaty that regulates the international trade mark registration system.
Inventa International
This is one of the reasons why the rules that determine the patentable subject matter in national or regional laws differ.
KISCH IP
ADR, UDRP and URS. SAIIPL, ICANN, WIPO, MFSD, ADNRC, and NAF. You're probably confused, aren't you?
Adams & Adams
Recently, Mr Fitsum Arega, the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States of America, tweeted news that the Court of The Hague had just handed down judgment in a matter in which two Dutch patents...
ENSafrica
A story that was widely reported on in the United Kingdom ("UK") gives us an interesting insight into the world of copyright.
KISCH IP
It has recently been reported that two IT entrepreneurs from Gugulethu have made an application for an interdict to prevent Nedbank from using, that is, infringing, their invention protected by South African patent number 2016/05259 entitled
Adams & Adams
Dance as a copyright-protected work came under the international spotlight over the last year in the USA.
Adams & Adams
Previously, under the old 1963 Act, Rwandan trade marks were registered indefinitely (i.e. there was no need to renew a trade mark registration).
Adams & Adams
On 19 June 2019 the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment inaugurated a new Trade Mark Tribunal, with the view of accelerating oppositions and related matters.
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