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Claridge's: The Hotel And The Candle Maker
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.
South Africa
5 Sep 2019
2
Spider-Man: With Great Power Comes Great… Prosperity
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.
South Africa
5 Sep 2019
3
Motion Trade Marks, Multimedia Files And Keeping Up
We have, on many occasions, discussed the fact that a trade mark does not need to be a word or a logo.
South Africa
15 Aug 2019
4
The Finance Of Brands
"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".
South Africa
15 Aug 2019
5
Use: Are You Sure Can You Prove It?
it's without question one of the biggest issues in trade mark law. It's an issue that can come up in a number of scenarios
South Africa
12 Jul 2019
6
The Madrid Protocol: More Of A Slow-Burning Plodder Than A Taut Thriller
Back in 2013, we wrote an article about the Madrid Protocol, the treaty that regulates the international trade mark registration system.
South Africa
5 Jul 2019
7
South Africa: Time To Elect IP
South Africa recently held its general national election and the result was a win for the incumbent African National Congress (ANC) party.
European Union
27 Jun 2019
8
Plain Packaging: An Issue That's Not Quite Extinguished
An article that appeared in the South African Daily Maverick news site, "Plain packaging for cigarettes is a bad idea", suggests
South Africa
27 Jun 2019
9
Mauritius: Trade Marks Filed "In Defiance Of Commercial Morality"
A recent decision of the Mauritian Industrial Property Tribunal (the "Tribunal") will provide some comfort to international brand owners. The case involved an application
Mauritius
25 Jun 2019
10
Donald Trump And Bad Faith
Donald Trump comes up in our articles from time to time, as does the issue of bad faith. Both come up in this one.
South Africa
16 May 2019
11
The Male Torso: Is It Distinctive?
There was a highly unusual trade mark opposition matter in the USA recently.
South Africa
16 May 2019
12
Parody And Abuse
A long-running legal dispute in the USA involving the brand Louis Vuitton is interesting.
South Africa
3 May 2019
13
Amazon: Lessons From The World's Biggest Brand
Some brands simply seem to play a major role in our lives – Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix.
South Africa
3 May 2019
14
Soul Destroying – Perhaps Not!
There are predictable references in the press reports to the biblical figures David and Goliath.
South Africa
12 Apr 2019
15
Valentine's Day: Not A Great Deal Of Romance
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but from a trade mark point of view, it's been anything but romantic. As the following stories indicate, the world of trade marks has done little to set hearts
South Africa
21 Mar 2019
16
Apples And Pears, Beers And Confusion
Are the two trade marks confusingly similar? It's the question that's most commonly asked in trade mark law.
South Africa
14 Mar 2019
17
The Double Big Mac Attack
The Big Mac case has enjoyed considerable publicity – many publications have reported on it, including World IP Review.
South Africa
13 Mar 2019
18
Anton Piller: Not A Fishing Expedition
The Anton Piller order is an extraordinary thing. It's essentially an evidence-preserving legal mechanism.
South Africa
13 Feb 2019
19
Intel From Seychelles
A recent judgment in a trade mark opposition in Seychelles is worth a look, not only because it involves a major international brand ...
South Africa
12 Feb 2019
20
Fight As A Soldier, Not A Guerrilla
What exactly is unlawful competition? Unlawful competition is often lumped together with IP, and indeed there are obvious links: the common law action of passing off
South Africa
12 Feb 2019
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