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Mauritius: a Shangri-La for international brand owners

intellectual property (IP)

05 Nov 2019
BY Pravin Barthia

Recent Mauritian trade mark judgments bring home just how investor-friendly Mauritius is.
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The Purple Inhaler case: a useful summary of passing off

intellectual property (IP)

05 Nov 2019
BY Delene Bertasso

Passing off is an important remedy that exists in South Africa and other countries and which has an English law heritage.
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Patents: let’s correct the gender imbalance

intellectual property (IP)

05 Nov 2019
BY Dr. Joanne van Harmelen

An article that appeared on the BBC news site recently, Why are so few women inventors named on patents?, has got people talking.
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South Africa’s apex court hears first ever patent matter

intellectual property (IP)

05 Nov 2019
BY Hugo Biermann

The matter has a long history. It started in 2011, when Ascendis launched patent revocation proceedings.
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Can employers discipline employees for conduct occurring outside of working hours?

employment

05 Nov 2019
BY Siphamandla Dube

can employers discipline employees when they post unfavourable comments regarding their employer, or comments that may adversely impact on their employer, on their own social media accounts
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Vicarious liability: insurance implications for deliberate actions of employees

dispute resolution

05 Nov 2019
BY Nicole Gabryk , Rob Scott AND Zara Sher

While employers get to enjoy the benefit of the profits resulting from the deeds of their employees, they also create the risk of harm to others through the actions of their employees
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Uganda: No review of arbitral awards (High Court Miscellaneous Application No. 692 of 2019): China Communications Construction Co. Limited vs Justus Kyabahwa

05 Nov 2019
BY Patrick Turinawe

The cornerstone of contract law is the freedom to contract and in many cases it may also include the choice of dispute resolution.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 329 | 04 Nov 2019

issue 329
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Vicarious liability for data breaches – beware!

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

29 Oct 2019
BY Era Gunning AND Nicole Gabryk

With the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPI”), employers need to take urgent action to ensure that they have sufficient measures in place to protect personal information
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Mining green metals in a low-carbon economy

mining

29 Oct 2019
BY Lloyd Christie

The Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”), which was released on 18 October 2019, maps out the country’s current and future electricity demand and provides for nine policy interventions to ensure the security of South Africa's electricity supply.
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Watch this Space: South Africa’s space exploration industry primed for lift-off

natural resources and environment

29 Oct 2019
BY Lloyd Christie AND Edwin Berman

Companies the world over have their sights set not on the skies but beyond them. Commercial activities in space are on the rise, ranging from spacecraft launching activities to space mining and space tourism.
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Carbon offsets: the changing climate towards sustainable development and investment

natural resources and environment

29 Oct 2019
BY Lloyd Christie

The Carbon Tax Act 15 of 2019 (“the Act”) introduced the concept of “carbon offset allowances” as an incentive to minimise carbon tax liability.
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Air polluters, beware - SA is waking up

natural resources and environment

29 Oct 2019

Litigation in the air: environmental groups initiate landmark case on air pollution on the Highveld
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tax in brief | issue 38

tax

29 Oct 2019

tax in brief | issue 38
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privacy in brief | issue 3

29 Oct 2019

privacy in brief | issue 3
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