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The copyright woes of Meghan Markle

IP | 05 Nov 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott
She also had no copyright issues in South Africa. So, a far cry from what she is experiencing right now in the UK, her adopted home.
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The experience economy: Stranger Things have happened

IP | 05 Nov 2019
BY Rowan Forster
An article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review recently, When fandom clashes with IP law (Madhavi Sunder), highlights some very interesting intellectual property (IP) issues.
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Mauritius: a Shangri-La for international brand owners

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

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

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

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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Vicarious liability for data breaches – beware!

technology, media and telecommunications | 29 Oct 2019
BY Era Gunning, 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 pers…
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tax in brief | issue 38

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tax in brief | issue 38
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 7

technology, media and telecommunications | 29 Oct 2019
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Taking the panic out of a data breach

technology, media and telecommunications | 22 Oct 2019
BY Nicole Gabryk, Era Gunning, Ridwaan Boda
If you think your organisation has never experienced a data breach, it may be time to reconsider
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Africa tax in brief

tax | 22 Oct 2019
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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Can you be dismissed for secretly recording your boss?: UK Employment Tribunal weighs in

employment | 22 Oct 2019
BY Brian Patterson
How often have you been in a meeting and decided to press “record” on your cell-phone to avoid having to take copious notes?
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Cyber-breach: what the hack now?

technology, media and telecommunications | 16 Oct 2019
BY Ridwaan Boda, Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
While South Africa currently does not have a specific data protection legislation in force, it should, however, be noted that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), directly …
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tax in brief | issue 37

tax | 15 Oct 2019
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tax in brief | issue 37
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“Internet Censorship Bill” signed into law

technology, media and telecommunications | 08 Oct 2019
BY Wilmari Strachan
On 2 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) into law.
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