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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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Africa Business In Brief

African regulatory and business intelligence

17 Mar 2019

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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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Tax revolt can lead to sequestration, conviction

tax

11 Mar 2019
BY Peter Dachs

Over the past few years, there has been discussion about a "tax revolt" in SA.
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New light on Anton Pillar

intellectual property (IP)

11 Mar 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott

Ruling in appeal may make incorrect orders less likely
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Non-employers may approach the Labour Court for interdictory relief against unregistered trade unions

employment

07 Mar 2019
BY Brian Patterson , Audrey Johnson AND Shivani Moodley

The South African Labour Court recently grappled with the issue of its jurisdiction to grant interdictory relief against a trade union where the entity seeking the relief is not the employer of the trade union’s members.
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International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions

corporate commercial

06 Mar 2019
BY Michael Katz AND Matthew Morrison

2019 | South Africa
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Peek-a-boo, I see you: privacy concerns around digital rights management and monitoring tools

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

05 Mar 2019
BY Mpho Manyala-Chitapi

The use of digital rights management may give rise to a number of legal issues when not used correctly.
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The double Big Mac attack

intellectual property (IP)

05 Mar 2019
BY Delene Bertasso

The Big Mac case shines a spotlight on some important aspects of trade mark law.
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Valentine’s Day: not a great deal of romance

intellectual property (IP)

05 Mar 2019
BY Gerard du Toit

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 aflutter.
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