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Is Apple really threatened by the pear?

01 Sep 2020
BY Gaelyn Scott
In this case, Apple opposed a US trade mark application for a trade mark comprising a pear logo.
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The Land Rover Defender: a classic shape certainly, but a “badge of origin”?

01 Sep 2020
BY Gerard du Toit
The case involved what many would consider an iconic product shape, the shape of the Land Rover Defender.
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Taylor makes (and Swiftly seeks to correct) "the" mistake

01 Sep 2020
BY Delene Bertasso
A swift and amicable resolution of this matter will stand in stark contrast to much of the incredibly bitter, expensive and time-consuming litigation that takes place in IP.
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TikTok: now to the copyright and political issues

01 Sep 2020
BY Ilse du Plessis
It seems clear that the IP (and particularly copyright) issues surrounding TikTok are complex and that there may still be some way to go.
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ENSafrica draft tax bills update

26 Aug 2020
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On 31 July 2020, the National Treasury published the 2020 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2020 ("Draft TLAB") Draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill ("Draft TALAB")
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Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption message to the ANC is equally applicable to private sector leadership

26 Aug 2020
BY Candace Lategan
Those in leadership positions in corporate entities need to rise up and take a stand against the scourge of corruption, taking guidance from the president’s counsel.  
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 16

25 Aug 2020
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 16
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Bioprospecting in South Africa: unique opportunities in the cannabis sector and the biodiversity economy

25 Aug 2020
BY Lloyd Christie
While there is still no commercial framework for cannabis in the country, South Africa has a bioprospecting regulatory framework that supports commercialisation of the entire cannabis value chain.
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Data breach management 101: why prioritising your incident response plan matters

25 Aug 2020
BY Rakhee Dullabh, Shenaaz Munga, Nicole Gabryk
Data breaches and cyber-attacks are a common, and increasingly frequent, threat faced by every organisation.
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Data protection and the direct marketing dilemma: complying with POPIA and mitigating liability

25 Aug 2020
BY Nicole Gabryk, Era Gunning
We set out some of the key considerations for direct marketing under POPIA that organisations should be aware of.
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“Promotions” in the context of retrenchment proceedings

25 Aug 2020
BY Naa’ilah Abader
The Labour Court had to determine whether a failure by Telkom to appoint an employee into a more senior position within the context of a restructuring process amounted to an unfair labour practice co…
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Distressed M&A: no need to sell cheaply, but do move fast

20 Aug 2020
BY Justin Balkin, Tony Lee
While it is too early to know the full impact of Covid 19 on the economy, we are seeing that lockdown restrictions in SA are starting to have a significant impact on the bottom line of a number of co…
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The POPIA crystal ball: predictions on what is to come

18 Aug 2020
BY Era Gunning, Nicole Gabryk
In order to plan for what may lie ahead for South Africa, it is helpful to consider what lessons have been learnt from the similar regulation in the EU and UK, the GDPR, since its implementation in M…
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Application to conduct a trial via Microsoft Teams fails

18 Aug 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee, Vishana Makan
The recent judgment in Union-Swiss (Proprietary) Limited v Govender and Others, dismissed an application seeking an order that the trial set down for a period of 10 days be conducted remotely via Mic…
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Draft insurance conduct standard seeks to regulate third party cell captives

18 Aug 2020
BY Johan Loubser, Arabella Bennett
At the end of July 2020, the FSCA published a draft conduct standard that will regulate cell captive insurers operating cell structures insuring against third party risks
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