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The South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978 ("the Act") does not define "inventor" per se, although it is generally understood to refer to a natural person who conceives of something novel
KISCH IP
Africa is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world with countries with natural resources that supports industries such as mining, oil and gas, and agriculture...
KISCH IP
Section 2 of the South African Copyright Act 98 of 1978 (the "Act") states that computer programs are eligible for copyright protection in South Africa.
ENSafrica
The report was produced by the company Brand Finance and mentions that over the past year, the value of South African brands grew by an impressive 8% to ZAR426-billion.
ENSafrica
This is an effective manner of providing protection for international brands which are yet to enter the Namibian market.
ENSafrica
Monopolies should not and are not granted lightly.
ENSafrica
Welcome to the world of unconventional trade marks – smell, colours, shapes, sounds, tastes, gestures, moving logos and more.
ENSafrica
With intellectual property ("IP"), the focus is often on protection (generally in the form of registration) and enforcement, which often takes the form of an infringement action.
ENSafrica
Over the past few years, we've reported on a number of legal battles involving chocolate bars such as Kit Kat and Toblerone.
ENSafrica
Celebrities have done a great deal to increase awareness of intellectual property ("IP"). The reason for this is simple: celebrities make significant use of IP ...
KISCH IP
Since the start of cross-border trade, various treaties have been entered into to provide protection of a brand holder which is similar to that of the nationals of a foreign nation ...
KISCH IP
Unlike other forms of intellectual property that are protected for a limited period of time, trade marks can be protected in perpetuity provided the trade marks are renewed*.
KISCH IP
Brenda Fassie. Fifi Cooper. One being a legend whose works has lived on long after she has and the other, a rising star in the hip hop music industry.
KISCH IP
The cost of obtaining a patent may seem exorbitant for the individual entrepreneur or start-up, but the protection of intellectual property may be critical to the success of the business.
KISCH IP
Tattoos are no longer taboo. From the grunge metal singer in your local bar to the CEO of a fortune 500 company, tattoos are commonplace in modern society.
ENSafrica
There was an interesting article in the South African marketing industry publication Bizcommunity about street art.
ENSafrica
The IP analytics firm Darts-IP has recently published a report entitled Top 10 Product Comparisons Worldwide.
ENSafrica
The SCA came to a different conclusion.
Dennemeyer Group
These protection strategies do not only apply to trademark protection but other types of IP as well.
KISCH IP
25 May 2018 is celebrated as AFRICA DAY and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50+ years and many companies have already mobilized to capture this emerging demand
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KISCH IP
Since the start of cross-border trade, various treaties have been entered into to provide protection of a brand holder which is similar to that of the nationals of a foreign nation ...
KISCH IP
Brenda Fassie. Fifi Cooper. One being a legend whose works has lived on long after she has and the other, a rising star in the hip hop music industry.
KISCH IP
Unlike other forms of intellectual property that are protected for a limited period of time, trade marks can be protected in perpetuity provided the trade marks are renewed*.
KISCH IP
Tattoos are no longer taboo. From the grunge metal singer in your local bar to the CEO of a fortune 500 company, tattoos are commonplace in modern society.
KISCH IP
The cost of obtaining a patent may seem exorbitant for the individual entrepreneur or start-up, but the protection of intellectual property may be critical to the success of the business.
ENSafrica
Over the past few years, we've reported on a number of legal battles involving chocolate bars such as Kit Kat and Toblerone.
ENSafrica
Celebrities have done a great deal to increase awareness of intellectual property ("IP"). The reason for this is simple: celebrities make significant use of IP ...
ENSafrica
With intellectual property ("IP"), the focus is often on protection (generally in the form of registration) and enforcement, which often takes the form of an infringement action.
ENSafrica
There was an interesting article in the South African marketing industry publication Bizcommunity about street art.
Dennemeyer Group
These protection strategies do not only apply to trademark protection but other types of IP as well.
ENSafrica
The IP analytics firm Darts-IP has recently published a report entitled Top 10 Product Comparisons Worldwide.
ENSafrica
The SCA came to a different conclusion.
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