Westport is a small, beautiful town in Ireland which is home to around 6000 people. It would be completely unremarkable (save, perhaps, as one of the nicer places in the world to live and for its...
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The South African Government has just put out an urgent call for proposals ("CFP") for the design, development, production, and procurement of ventilators, as part of the local effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
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
A recent CNN report, AB InBev accuses rival Miller Coors of obtaining the secret recipe of Bud Light, (CNN 18 October 2019), deals with the interesting issue of trade secrets.
Clients often enquire about the necessity of an intellectual property (IP) valuation as opposed to a standard accounting valuation.
Intellectual property holding companies (IPHCo's) are registered with the purpose of managing and holding a business or group's intellectual property assets such as patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets and other proprietary know-how.
The Intellectual Property (IP) evolution in Uganda started in 1913 when a first patent was registered. The patent was registered under Britain's Patents
The International Accounting Standards 38 (IAS 38) defines an intangible asset as: "an identifiable non-monetary asset without physical substance." The International Financial Reporting Standards
Is there specific legislation that governs trade secrets or know-how in South Africa? If so, is there a legal definition for this? Either way, how are trade secrets and know-how treated by the courts?
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
If you are currently studying or planning your studies at a university in South Africa, it is important that you understand your rights as an Intellectual Property ...
Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property which can be broadly described as information which is known only by a particular business and is used by that business to obtain an advantage over its competitors.
In the culmination of a widely followed case, on 1 October 2014 the Supreme Court of Appeal ordered the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to repay Mark Shuttleworth over R250 million plus interest.
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A company's survival very often relies on its ability to protect its trade secrets.
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Writing in JD SUPRA Law NEWS, Michael Vollkov writes that one of the drawbacks of a global economy is the rise in trade secret theft.
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The capital of a successful business enterprise is generally composed of working capital, fixed assets and intellectual capital.
In this post-recession era, in which significant economic challenges remain and competition for work is fierce, preventing an employee from taking up employment with a competitor where such employment may give that competitor access to an employer’s customers or confidential information is a key weapon
A discussion on the important intellectual property legislatio, introduced by the government in 2008.
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The term pro bono has come to be understood as something done as an act of charity or simply "for free" but this is to ignore the full form and meaning of the Latin tag pro bono publico – meaning "for the public good".
On 15 August 2012 a young man phoned Cape Talk radio.