Mondaq Middle East & Africa - South Africa: Intellectual Property
ENSafrica
This issue came up in Europe recently.
Adams & Adams
The National Intellectual Property Policy, launched in Malawi in May 2019, is part of the Malawian government's Growth and Development Strategy III
ENSafrica
"Powerful AI systems could hold the key to some of the mega challenges facing humanity – from the cure for cancer to workable solutions for reversing climate
ENSafrica
Trade mark law in South Africa is very similar to trade mark law in the UK. That makes a recent UK trade mark decision regarding Claridge's of interest to us.
ENSafrica
There has been much in the news about Spider-Man of late, and it is not just about his role in the whole hullabaloo surrounding the cosmic super-villain, Thanos, wiping out half the universe in a recent Avengers movie.
Inventa International
Traditional Knowledge (TK) is, in accordance to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), "a living body of knowledge passed on from generation to generation within a community".
ENSafrica
We have, on many occasions, discussed the fact that a trade mark does not need to be a word or a logo.
ENSafrica
"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.
KISCH IP
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?
KISCH IP
Africa, the world's second largest continent, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies.
KISCH IP
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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KISCH IP
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
Africa, the world's second largest continent, is home to some of the fastest-growing economies.
KISCH IP
Have you enlisted the assistance of a third-party graphic designer to create a new logo or corporate identity for your rebrand?
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.
ENSafrica
"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
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
ENSafrica
We have, on many occasions, discussed the fact that a trade mark does not need to be a word or a logo.
KISCH IP
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
Eradicating counterfeit goods in the South African market is essential to its economy.
Adams & Adams
You've come up with a great new idea and believe you're the first person in the world to have that idea.
KISCH IP
ADR, UDRP and URS. SAIIPL, ICANN, WIPO, MFSD, ADNRC, and NAF. You're probably confused, aren't you?
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