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Parody and abuse

intellectual property (IP)

02 Apr 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott AND Liézal Mostert

A long-running legal dispute in the USA involving the brand Louis Vuitton is interesting. Not only does it deal with parody as a defence to trade mark infringement, but it also deals with trade mark bullying.
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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

31 Mar 2019

issue 298
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GTDT: Arbitration

dispute resolution

28 Mar 2019
BY Kirsty Simpson AND Megan Rossouw

South Africa | 2019
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Uganda passes new Investment Code

African regulatory and business intelligence

26 Mar 2019
BY Phillip Karugaba

Uganda has enacted the Investment Code Act, 2019. The previous Code was enacted in 1991 and was long overdue for amendment given the changes in approach to attracting investment and the glaring weaknesses in the old Code.
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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

25 Mar 2019

issue 297
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The Labour and Employment Disputes Review

employment

20 Mar 2019
BY Peter le Roux AND Ross Alcock

2nd Ed | South Africa
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South African patents, registered designs and patent and design applications: substantial fee increase imminent

intellectual property (IP)

19 Mar 2019
BY Joanne van Harmelen

As of 1 April 2019, the official fees payable on South African patents, registered designs, and patent and design applications will be significantly increased for corporate entities.
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tax revenews | issue 22

tax

19 Mar 2019

tax revenews | issue 22
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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

17 Mar 2019

issue 296
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Africa tax in brief

tax

12 Mar 2019
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax developments across Africa
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Not all dividends are ordinary

tax

12 Mar 2019
BY Michael Reifarth

Shareholders should therefore carefully evaluate the economic effect as well as the tax implications of the relevant options available to them before making an election in respect of a particular form of distribution.
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Proposed amendments to clarify income tax treatment of statutory mergers

tax

12 Mar 2019
BY Robert Gad , Megan McCormack AND Jo-Paula Roman

Proposed amendments to clarify income tax treatment of statutory mergers.
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Reportable arrangement: proposed reporting burden on mining companies and rehabilitation trusts

tax

12 Mar 2019
BY Kristel van Rensburg AND Emile Cronje

Reportable arrangement: proposed reporting burden on mining companies and rehabilitation trusts
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DRC and Cameroon introduce new tax regimes

African regulatory and business intelligence

11 Mar 2019
BY Celia Becker

Both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon introduced a number of significant amendments towards the end of 2018.
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Hasty IT deals can get firms burnt badly

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

11 Mar 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda

Sound IT governance cannot be ignored in the quest to digitise.
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