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Patents – weird and wonderful!

intellectual property (IP)

27 Sep 2019
BY Hugo Biermann

A recent article entitled Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents? by Rose Eveleth has an interesting take on patents. It suggests that the conventional wisdom behind the patent system is only half the story.
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ARB, not staying soft

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott

It has became increasingly common for brand owners to take trade mark-style disputes to the ASA rather than to the courts, given that the ASA is both cheaper and quicker.
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Trade marks: if there’s no room at the inn, isn’t it time for a different approach?

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

Brand owners know it. Brand creation firms know it. Trade mark professionals know it. So isn’t it time we started talking about it? Better still, started doing something about it?
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Dapper Dan: knockups rather than knock-offs

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Ilse du Plessis

Counterfeiters...we all know what they’re like! Nasty sorts who knowingly deceive and rip-off consumers
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Weeding out the old

intellectual property (IP)

26 Sep 2019
BY Ferosa-Fae Hassan

An influx in the sale of cannabis products in South Africa has caused much confusion among consumers.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 6

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

25 Sep 2019

telecoms and media in brief | issue 6
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 323 | 23 Sep 2019

issue 323
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Explosion of merger police

19 Sep 2019
BY Richardt van Rensburg AND Sazi Madlala

Merger control regimes grow to 21 in Africa with more to come
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Admitting hearsay evidence: the legal principles

employment

17 Sep 2019
BY Hlengiwe Mahlangu

Despite developments in our law over the years, it seems that parties to an arbitration still have misconceptions on whether or not hearsay evidence is admissible in arbitration proceedings.
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New SARB Directive: reporting on material information technology and/or cyber incidents

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

17 Sep 2019
BY Rakhee Dullabh

The Prudential Authority ("PA") has issued a new Directive, the Directive 2/2019 Reporting on Material Information Technology and/or Cyber Incidents.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 322 | 17 Sep 2019

issue 322
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tax in brief | issue 35

tax

17 Sep 2019

tax in brief | issue 35
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Two recent decisions on policy interpretation: The interpretative process is a unitary process

dispute resolution

11 Sep 2019

The interpretation of insurance policies is one of the most often litigated aspects of insurance law.
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Global Legal Insights chapter - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulations 2019 | SA

fintech

11 Sep 2019
BY Angela Itzikowitz AND Ina Meiring

Global Legal Insights chapter - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Regulations 2019 | SA
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Africa tax in brief

tax

10 Sep 2019
BY Celia Becker

The latest tax developments across Africa
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