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InsureTalk 2020 | webinar

21 May 2020
BY Rob Scott, Matthew Morrison
InsureTalk 2020 | webinar
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Remedies for patent infringement

IP | 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

IP | 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

IP | 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

IP | 05 May 2020
BY Hugo Biermann
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

employment | 05 May 2020
BY Suemeya Hanif
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 cri…
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A judgment that’s neither short nor sweet

IP | 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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Africa tax in brief

tax | 21 Apr 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa
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South African crypto asset regulatory framework proposed

tax | 21 Apr 2020
BY Jo-Paula Roman, Megan Stuart-Steer
The Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group (“CAR WG”) of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (“IFWG”) has released its long-anticipated position paper on crypto assets.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and privacy concerns in your school

technology, media and telecommunications | 21 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning, Wilmari Strachan
In light of the declaration of a National State of Disaster as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is now likely that schools and further learning institutions in South Africa will re…
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South Africa: amendments to the lockdown regulations: take-home points for employers

employment | 17 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt
On 16 April 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs issued a notice which amended several material aspects of the lockdown regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of…
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South Africa: A new Online Portal and Easy Aid Guides for applying to the C19 TERS

employment | 16 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt
In the wake of the rapid developments to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Relief Scheme (“C19 TERS”) in the past few weeks, it is critical that employers remain informed and up-to-date on the lat…
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Compensation for loss arising from protected strikes: some thoughts on an employer’s options

employment | 14 Apr 2020
BY Peter le Roux
A strike, and employees’ actions during a strike, will almost inevitably cause an employer losses.
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South Africa: Cost-cutting employment alternatives to retrenchment following the extended lockdown

employment | 14 Apr 2020
BY Brian Patterson, Audrey Johnson
Like many other countries worldwide, South Africa went into a 21-day national lockdown on 27 March, in an effort to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus
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South Africa: tax considerations arising from the impact of COVID-19 on contractual obligations

tax | 07 Apr 2020
BY Megan Stuart-Steer, Jo-Paula Roman, Robert Gad
Our firm has published several articles (link here) in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the contractual obligations of parties, mainly due to the promulgation of emergency legislation impacting …
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