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South African blueberries and plant breeders’ rights

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Dr. Joanne van Harmelen
A recent news item, “Blueberry industry faces blues over trading rights row” (Cape Argus, 9 November 2020), shines a spotlight on an area of law that seldom makes the news.
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Blown the budget on a Ferrari? Bad news… it’s just a car

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Delene Bertasso
A trade mark registration can be cancelled by what the law calls an “interested party” (generally an envious competitor) if that party can show that there was no genuine use of that trade mark for a …
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Branding in difficult times: are brand owners becoming boss?

IP | 30 Nov 2020
BY Gaelyn Scott
The pandemic has already influenced human behaviour in several ways, but is it starting to affect the behaviour of brand owners too?
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Africa Tax in Brief | issue 55

24 Nov 2020
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Africa Tax in Brief | issue 55
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The purpose of the company reimagined – a dramatic shift in thinking

20 Nov 2020
BY Michael Katz
“Capitalism as we know it is dead, a new model of business is taking its place, driven by values, ethics, care of employees, concern for a multiplicity of stakeholders including, in particular, the p…
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TERS benefits for extended period to open next week

18 Nov 2020
BY Lauren Salt
On 17 November 2020, the UIF announced that it will open and begin processing the latest and last round of COVID-19 TERS benefit applications from Monday, 23 November 2020.
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Africa tax in brief

17 Nov 2020
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax news and developments across Africa
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Beware the unintentional employment or co-employment relationship

10 Nov 2020
BY Siphamandla Dube, Lee Masuku
The decision of the South African Labour Court in Electronic Media t/a M-Net v Leon Potgieter and Others presents a cautionary tale on what not to do when dealing with employees if the intention is n…
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tax in brief | issue 54

10 Nov 2020
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tax in brief | issue 54
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Africa regulatory ENSight

Africa regulatory ENSight | 04 Nov 2020
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issue 10 of 2020
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Don’t mess with the Scots – remember Braveheart

03 Nov 2020
BY Liézal Mostert
As a recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment shows, unlawful competition extends well beyond passing-off.
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Test news category | 03 Nov 2020
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Mauritius joins ARIPO

03 Nov 2020
BY Pravin Barthia
Mauritius is the 20th country to join the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation.
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Brexit update: time is running out

03 Nov 2020
BY Fae Hassan
EU trade marks will still be valid and enforceable in the UK until the end of the transitional period.
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Dismissing employees who fail to accept a change to terms and conditions of employment

03 Nov 2020
BY Peter le Roux
Can an employer dismiss employees who refuse to accept a change to their terms and conditions of employment?
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