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Africa Business In Brief

issue 408 | 11 Jul 2021

issue 408
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Africa regulatory ENSight

issue 6 of 2021 | 07 Jul 2021

issue 6 of 2021
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Getting compliant with POPIA

06 Jul 2021

We include a compilation of ENSafrica's POPIA-related articles, to assist you on your compliance journey
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ENSafrica’s Gaelyn Scott named one of South Africa’s top women in IP

06 Jul 2021
BY Gaelyn Scott

Head of ENSafrica’s IP department Gaelyn Scott is one of only three women in South Africa to have been included in Managing IP’s IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP for 2021/22.
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When does a debt prescribe?

06 Jul 2021
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Shenaaz Munga

Does prescription run from the date that the debt is due, or when the creditor has adequate facts regarding the claim?
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When does the spoliation remedy apply?

06 Jul 2021
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Helena Graham

The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) recently handed down two judgments which provide some interesting insights into the interpretation and limits of the spoliation remedy.
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International Energy Transition Observatory 2021

06 Jul 2021
BY Zeyn Bhyat

Renewable energy in South Africa
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What are employers’ and employees’ remote working rights (and responsibilities) during Adjusted Alert Level 4?

06 Jul 2021
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

The rapid rise in COVID-19 infection rates and a shift to Adjusted Alert Level 4 in South Africa have heightened many employees’ fears and reluctance about physical work interactions, returning to and/or continuing to work in traditional workplaces.
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ARIPO’s newest member: Republic of the Gambia

06 Jul 2021
BY Fae Hassan

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (“ARIPO”) is one of the cost effective regional systems in Africa that allows a brand holder to file a single trade mark application in different classes, designating various territories.
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Tax in brief | 66

06 Jul 2021

Tax in brief | 66
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The copying of a brand…Lidl by Lidl

05 Jul 2021
BY Liézal Mostert

A lot has been written about the Scottish case where William Grant sued the budget supermarket chain Lidl for trade mark infringement.
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It’s the Euros, so let’s talk… trade marks

05 Jul 2021
BY Gerard du Toit

The magazine World Trademark Review (“WTR”) has published some interesting data about football trade marks. Given that we’re all watching the Euros, this might be a good time to discuss some of the links between trade marks and football.
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Advertising regulation in SA: it’s not exactly bliss

05 Jul 2021
BY Gaelyn Scott

The South African High Court judgment in the case of Bliss Brands v Advertising Regulatory Board (“ARB”) has real relevance for IP owners.
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Best steer clear of Aunty Helen

05 Jul 2021
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy

You might think that “Aunty Helen” is a perfectly good trade mark. After all, it could work with a variety of goods and services – tea, biscuits, rusks, knitwear, nursery schools, counselling services… perhaps you have some other suggestions!
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The EU’s IP action plan: lessons for Africa?

05 Jul 2021

The European Commission has published a plan for getting the EU out of the mess that it’s in as a result of COVID-19.
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