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KISCH IP
It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun, and that re-inventing the wheel is often a futile effort. Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, for example:
KISCH IP
More often than not, business owners do not attend to a trade mark availability search before they register their company name at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
KISCH IP
One of the benefits of trade marks, compared to other forms of intellectual property like patents and copyright, is that a trade mark can be protected in perpetuity. However, in order for this
Fasken
The Carbon tax also contributes towards South Africa meeting its climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement.
KISCH IP
South Africa has seen a dramatic rise in entrepreneurial activity with many seeking to launch new products into the marketplace.
KISCH IP
ADR, UDRP and URS. SAIIPL, ICANN, WIPO, MFSD, ADNRC, and NAF. You're probably confused, aren't you?
DLA Piper
In our Global Tax Alerts in February 2018 and January 2019 we discussed the Dutch Court of Appeal's decision which held that dividend distributions from Dutch entities to South African entities are effectively...
ENSafrica
We recently reported on a ruling of the new advertising authority in South Africa, the Advertising Regulatory Board ("ARB").
Adams & Adams
In Biostadt India Limited v Osho Chemical Industries Limited, Biostadt applied for the expungement of the WOKOZIM trade mark registered in the name of Osho in relation to botanical organic foliar/ fertilizer.
KISCH IP
Watch our Jadon Wolmarans being interviewed on eNCAnews discussing counterfeit goods and its implication on all sectors across Africa.
Hogan Lovells
In recent weeks, several leading pharmaceutical companies have been accused of conspiring to inflate the pricing of their products, some of which are used in the treatment of illnesses such as high cholesterol and HIV.
ENSafrica
On 31 May 2019, South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry gazetted certain amendments to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice.
ENSafrica
Exponential economic development across Africa has resulted in a greater necessity for increased protection of intellectual property ("IP") assets on the continent.
Hogan Lovells
Senegal takes delivery of wind turbines for its first large-scale wind farm'
ENSafrica
In a judgment delivered on 31 May 2019, a bench of three Designated Judges of the Supreme Court constituted under section 42 of the Mauritian International Arbitration Act,
ENSafrica
On 20 May 2019, Rwanda was admitted as a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") Development Centre.
Hogan Lovells
The National Water Tribunal has dismissed an appeal brought by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) against the Department of Water and Sanitation granting a water licence
Adams & Adams
Although Nigeria is still not on board, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has reached critical mass to move forwards with the recent ratification from The Gambia.
ENSafrica
on 26 April 2019, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ("ICASA") published the Draft Consumer Advisory Panel Amendment Regulations, 2019. I
ENSafrica
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Carbon Tax Act, 2019, which comes into effect on 1 June 2019. With the passing of the carbon tax into law, a price on carbon
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KISCH IP
The demand for branded goods in Africa is growing and, as such, the instances of infringing and counterfeit goods are on the rise. The various intellectual property (IP)
ENSafrica
We have reported on the demise of the ASA in previous articles, but there's now a new advertising sheriff in town, the ARB, a body whose strapline is "Consumer protection through responsible advertising".
Hogan Lovells
In this matter, the claimants approached Ms Moolman in her capacity as a financial advisor for advice on how best to invest their "spare money".
ENSafrica
It is becoming increasingly easy for employees in the workplace to record conversations, meetings and disciplinary enquiries without the consent of the employer to do so.
Hogan Lovells
Across the country, the business community accepts that firms with diversity in leadership perform better financially, have better client relationships and increase their opportunities for innovation.
TMF Group
South Africa is a highly regulated society and compliance with the myriad of laws can be daunting for any business.
ENSafrica
It creates the impression that, for all intents and purposes, the assignee becomes an employee of the client.
Dentons
This article begins by giving a simple illustration of the concepts of semi-privatisation and privatisation. It then discusses common law duties and fiduciary duties of directors under the
Hogan Lovells
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has expressed concern over the "unexpected flattening" of renewable-energy capacity additions in 2018, which, at 180 GW,
Adams & Adams
The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Gauteng's current Health MEC, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, must pay for all damages sustained as a result of a local rugby league player's death at the Steve Biko Hospital.
Fasken
The title of this email note would appear to be an obvious truism, but it was one that recently came to hurt an employer resulting in the reinstatement some four years later of 17 employees dismissed for allegedly participating in an unprotected strike.
KISCH IP
The value of intellectual property assets in companies is often overlooked or underestimated when it comes to licensing, mergers and acquisitions.
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