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The law around ownership of the copyright subsisting in databases where two independent parties contributed to the final work.
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The Apple Store launched in July 2008 and made available to iOS users some 800 applications ("Apps") to download. As of March 2017, this number had increased to 2.2 million.
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The issue of offensive trade marks has been in the news quite a bit of late. Now, the European trade mark authorities have considered whether Brexit, the term used to describe the UK's departure...
ENSafrica
In this article, we look at two recent trade mark opposition decisions. These remind us of the many issues that need to be considered when comparing trade marks.
KISCH IP
Counterfeit is an ongoing problem but never more prevalent than during the festive season. And, with our struggling economy, we expect to feel it even more this year.
KISCH IP
Somewhere in hangar in a Highveld town in South Africa dreams are being turned into reality. Jonker Sailplanes has its home in Potchefstroom...
Dennemeyer Group
South Africa has a depository patent system, which means that patent applications made to the South African patent office are merely examined for compliance with the requisite formalities...
KISCH IP
Counterfeit is an ongoing problem but never more prevalent than during the festive season. And, with our struggling economy, we expect to feel it even more this year.
KISCH IP
If life were to hand you lemons, just for a minute, imagine what you would do. Some may reach for the tequila, whilst many would make lemonade.
KISCH IP
A soliloquy in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet once posed a vitally important question which can be applied when weighing up the importance of a name and trade mark.
KISCH IP
This is the kind of case that makes the lives of intellectual property attorneys really interesting.
ENSafrica
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down an important trade mark judgment.
ENSafrica
The recent spat between Yoko Ono and a Polish drinks company highlights the importance of registering trade marks.
KISCH IP
In allowing an understanding of, and anticipating these disruptions patent data provides a critical source of information.
ENSafrica
If we keep writing about it, it's because it keeps happening. I refer here to trade mark infringement claims that make the news for all the wrong reasons – claims that attract shock and ridicule and evoke...
ENSafrica
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.
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The issue of offensive trade marks has been in the news quite a bit of late. Now, the European trade mark authorities have considered whether Brexit, the term used to describe the UK's departure...
KISCH IP
The law around ownership of the copyright subsisting in databases where two independent parties contributed to the final work.
KISCH IP
The Apple Store launched in July 2008 and made available to iOS users some 800 applications ("Apps") to download. As of March 2017, this number had increased to 2.2 million.
ENSafrica
In this article, we look at two recent trade mark opposition decisions. These remind us of the many issues that need to be considered when comparing trade marks.
ENSafrica
A Chinese court recently ordered a Chinese company that had blatantly infringed one of the world's better known trade marks to pay significant damages to the trade mark owner.
KISCH IP
Individuals need to be aware of basis intellectual property law principles.
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
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
The recent spat between Yoko Ono and a Polish drinks company highlights the importance of registering trade marks.
KISCH IP
The relevant Act that governs and regulates labelling of wine products is the Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989 ("the LPA").
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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There's an interesting trade mark case brewing in Australia, one that has some useful trade mark lessons.
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