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Adams & Adams
Following the vote back in 2016, the United Kingdom ("UK") has been embroiled in a divisive process to finalise its exist plan from the European Union ("EU").
Bowmans
Spurred by the rapid growth of technology, many businesses have come up with inventions aimed at giving them a competitive edge. With these inventions comes the risk of having commercially
ENSafrica
We are thrilled to report that ENSafrica was named South African Trademark Firm of the Year at the annual Global IP Awards, presented by prestigious IP publications World Trademark Review (WTR)
Schoemanlaw Inc.
One of the challenges which face our South African creative industry today is the exploitation of their work, either by global or local companies without fair or even any compensation.
KISCH IP
This right falls under the umbrella of intellectual property rights and can therefore be commercially exploited as such.
Bowmans
Recently, a Gazette Notice was issued highlighting the dissolution of Landor and Associates Limited by the Registrar of Companies.
KISCH IP
Have you ever wondered if the honey you are buying is truly what it attests to be on its label, that is, "pure", "natural", "raw", or straight from the hive?
Adams & Adams
Kindly note that the Somalia Registry is now operational and it is possible to file trade mark applications in Somalia.
ENSafrica
In 2000, Jennifer Lopez debuted the much-publicised and spoken about Versace jungle pattern dress at the Grammy Awards.
ENSafrica
"To lose one trade mark may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose a whole portfolio looks like carelessness."
ENSafrica
In South Africa, copyright judgments are few and far between, especially judgments of the Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA").
Adams & Adams
In a court case, one might think that it will be helpful for an expert witness to give evidence where he or she believes that an invention is inventive (and hence patentable).
Werksmans Attorneys
The High Court in Pretoria has recently ordered the cancellation of numerous trade mark registrations for POLO and logos which include a polo player and pony on the basis that the marks
Adams & Adams
The dispute that first piqued my interest in intellectual property law was between The Rolling Stones and The Verve over the song Bittersweet Symphony in the late 1990s.
KISCH IP
Once trade mark applications are filed, they are examined by the Registrar about eight to ten months from date of application.
KISCH IP
Often in this day and age we spend so much time checking, double checking and then triple checking everything that we intend to post on social media.
Adams & Adams
At the recent meeting of the ARIPO Administrative Council, held in Liberia between 18 and 20 November 2019, a number of amendments to the Banjul and Harare Protocols were adopted and...
ENSafrica
It's not often that courts get involved in the real nitty-gritty of trade mark practice, they tend to stick to the bigger issues like the infringement and revocation of trade mark registrations.
Worldwide
Adams & Adams
The European Patent Office ("EPO") has finally been given, and has taken, an opportunity to pin its colours to the mast on the question ...
Werksmans Attorneys
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they are stepping down as "senior royals". This revelation means that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be financially independent ...
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