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No Banksy, copyright isn’t for losers

IP | 05 Oct 2020
BY Ilse du Plessis
To describe the recent Banksy trade mark judgment as an unusual one would be an understatement. But I suppose you’d expect nothing less from a case dealing with one of the world’s most interesting li…
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When your trade mark doesn’t feel quite right, and when it absolutely does

IP | 05 Oct 2020
BY Liézal Mostert
Two trade mark stories for the price of one. Something a Scotsman would be happy with!
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COVID-19: Is it sparking IP interest?

IP | 05 Oct 2020
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy
Apparently, a number of major jurisdictions’ trade mark filings have been up this year. This is, of course, counter-intuitive, given that so many business-related figures are down.
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Dinner at Somizi’s: a grab-and-go?

IP | 05 Oct 2020
BY André J Maré
“Dinner at Somizi’s” is the story that’s gripped the nation with all the elements of a classic drama: celebrity, intrigue, double crossing and that vital cog for any narrative – intellectual property…
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Breaking news: the queen monitors trade mark filings

IP | 05 Oct 2020
BY Gaelyn Scott
The UK Registry recently upheld a trade mark opposition filed by Queen Elizabeth II.
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The ticking TERS timebomb: a transient alternative to retrenchment

employment | 15 Sep 2020
BY Lauren Salt
It is crunch time for many South African employers as retrenchments and other cost-cutting measures become sore realities for numerous businesses navigating the devastating impact of the Coronavirus …
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Africa Tax in Brief

tax | 08 Sep 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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Uganda Revenue Authority issues public notice on voluntary disclosure under the Tax Procedures Code Act

tax | 25 Aug 2020
BY Celia Becker, Phillip Karugaba
The notice highlights the TPCA provisions that a taxpayer who voluntarily discloses any tax that should have been declared, may enter into an agreement to pay the outstanding unpaid tax and will not …
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Taking stock – transfer pricing developments in the first six months of 2020

tax | 18 Aug 2020
BY Jens Brodbeck
Below is a short summary of some of the important international and local South African developments in the area of transfer pricing amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
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“Loop” structures and the controlled foreign company rules

tax | 18 Aug 2020
BY Carmen Gers
One of the welcome announcements by the Minister of Finance in his budget speech, pertained to a potential further relaxation of the Financial Surveillance Department of the SARB prohibition against …
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When the going gets tough: Four points to consider during a SARS transfer pricing audit

tax | 18 Aug 2020
BY Andries Myburgh, Simon Weber, Robyn Kantor
A multi-layered approach should be adopted in transfer pricing disputes. This requires an in-depth knowledge of the ITA, TAA, double tax treaties and the law of evidence.
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Not carrying out a tax due diligence could hurt

tax | 18 Aug 2020
BY Kazi Mbangeleli
A tax due diligence empowers a seller or buyer to make more informed decisions pertaining to the transaction.
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Africa Tax in Brief

tax | 18 Aug 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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The future of energy production in South Africa

Test news category | 11 Aug 2020
BY Sasha Singh, Loren Tibshraeny, Eric le Grange
COVID-19 has ravaged through the already weakened South African economy and have made a massive impact on the country’s balance sheet.
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Genetically modified mice and the patent bargain

IP | 04 Aug 2020
BY Rowan Forster
This judgment is a useful reminder of what is sometimes referred to as the “patent bargain”, something that is at the very heart of the patent system.
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