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“Control” and Computer Programs – who owns the copyright?

IP | 07 Apr 2020
BY Waldo Steyn
On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) granted an appeal against an order of Acting Justice Kose in the Cape Town High Court in favour of The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) (Bergh …
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The name’s Boss, Hugo Boss

IP | 07 Apr 2020
BY Delene Bertasso
A British comedian by the name of Joe Lycett recently changed his name to Hugo Boss – he did this formally, as in by deed poll.
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South Africa: the impact of the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 on the time periods for tax matters

tax | 07 Apr 2020
BY Taryn Solomon
The Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) was released for public comment on 1 April 2020 and once signed into law, will take effect from that date.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector amended

technology, media and telecommunications | 07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan
Directions pertaining to the communications sector were issued on 26 March 2020 by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communica…
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TikTok, goes the opportunity clock

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY Waldo Steyn
Why aren’t young influencers taking IP seriously?
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Artificial intelligence – real copyright?

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY Hugo Biermann
Over the past few years, more and more companies have started publishing news content written by artificial intelligence (“AI”) algorithms.
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Can you hear the sound of…a drink can being opened?

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy
If you have any interest in trade marks, you will know that trade marks can take many forms. Although most trade marks are words or logos, trade marks can be all sorts of things…
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Assessing the fairness of promotion decisions: the Labour Appeal Court’s approach

employment | 06 Apr 2020
BY Kara Barnard
Disputes arising from an employer’s failure to promote an employee have become an established feature in South African workplaces, especially in the public sector.
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WIPO leadership: the fox guarding the henhouse

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY André J Maré
A fierce fight for the leadership of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (”WIPO”) reflects an ever-growing recognition of the importance of IP.
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The drugs (pricing policy) don’t work, they just make it worse

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY André J Maré
A recent report published by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (“CEA”) on drug pricing in the United States of America has put the cost of medicine firmly back in the spotlight
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South Africa: essential services during lockdown | employer FAQs

employment | 03 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt, Edward James
Following the issuing of what has colloquially been called the “Lockdown Regulations” to reduce the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa, there has been a hasty scramble for essential…
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Mozambique: Coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency comes into effect

employment | 03 Apr 2020
BY Alex Ferreira
A state of emergency, in order to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, has been imposed in Mozambique, with effect from 1 April 2020.
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Africa regulatory ENSight - issue 3 of 2020

Africa regulatory ENSight | 01 Apr 2020
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Africa regulatory ENSight - issue 3 of 2020
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No scope, no organisational rights: Constitutional Court tells unions to stay in their lanes

employment | 31 Mar 2020
BY Edwin Ellis, Henry Rossouw
the Constitutional Court had to decide this question in an appeal brought by the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (“NUMSA”) against a decision of the Labour Appeal Court (“LAC”),
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The Labour and Employment Disputes Review - Edition 3

31 Mar 2020
BY Ross Alcock, Peter le Roux
3rd edition of The Labour and Employment Disputes Review
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