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Remedies for patent infringement

05 May 2020
BY Dr. Joanne van Harmelen

A recent patent judgment from South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) deals with issues of a procedural nature.
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South Africa: COVID-19, Amazon and the changing face of brand enforcement

05 May 2020
BY Gaelyn Scott

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the world dramatically.
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South Africa: COVID-19, technology and patents: the good, the bad and the ugly

05 May 2020
BY Rowan Forster

There is no doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on the world and it is perhaps unsurprising that the world of intellectual property has not marched on unaffected.
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Chinese court sends IP enforcement signal by awarding record patent damages

05 May 2020
BY Hugo Biermann AND Fae Hassan

Global toy and entertainment company, Spin Master, has been awarded damages of USD2.2-million (over ZAR40-million at the current exchange rate) in an important patent victory in a Chinese court.
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Whistleblower law won’t protect those abusing it to avoid their own misconduct

05 May 2020
BY Suemeya Hanif AND Kerry-Anne Do Couto

South Africa’s Protected Disclosures Act, 2000 (“PDA”) offers protection for employees who are whistleblowers, and who make “protected disclosures”, namely those that provide information exposing criminal or other irregular conduct in the workplace.
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A judgment that’s neither short nor sweet

05 May 2020
BY Gerard du Toit

The South African Supreme Court of Appeal recently handed down an important judgment that covers a lot of IP law.
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A commentary on the Bank of Uganda (Central Bank) guidelines

05 May 2020
BY Donald Nyakairu

On 14 April 2020, the Bank of Uganda issued guidelines on credit relief and loan restructuring measures for Supervised Financial Institutions (“SFIs”) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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South Africa: Urgent court applications relating to COVID-19 regulatory framework at mines

05 May 2020
BY Willem le Roux AND Warren Hendricks

On 17 April 2020 and 20 April 2020, consecutive urgent court applications were launched by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 350 | 03 May 2020

issue 350
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to avoid vicarious liability for data protection breaches by employees in an online environment during lockdowns

28 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Jessica Steele

The UK’s highest court recently ruled that Morrisons,  a supermarket group,  was not vicariously liable for the criminal act of an employee with a grudge who leaked the payroll data of about 100 000 members of staff.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 4 | 28 Apr 2020

issue 4
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When should the Labour Court intervene in a retrenchment process?

28 Apr 2020

Economists predict that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will lead to retrenchments on an unprecedented scale on the back of an already weak economy.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 12

28 Apr 2020

telecoms and media in brief | issue 12
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tax in brief | issue 44

28 Apr 2020

tax in brief | issue 44
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 349 | 26 Apr 2020

issue 349
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