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NFTs: a gentle introduction

IP | 30 Apr 2021
BY Ilse du Plessis
These days you can barely open your device without seeing material about NFTs.
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Nivea Men and Connie Men

IP | 30 Apr 2021
BY Delene Bertasso
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal recently considered the claim of passing off in Koni Multinational Brands v Beiersdorf AG.
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SCA: we’ll have no truck with this patent

IP | 30 Apr 2021
BY Hugo Biermann
As so often happens, a claim of patent infringement was met with an attack on the validity of the patent.
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Product design – a corporate arm’s race?

IP | 30 Apr 2021
BY Dr. Joanne van Harmelen
A recent article in the Guardian highlight’s one of IP lawyers’ more difficult sells: the registered design.
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Getting to grips with scrips

tax | 22 Apr 2021
BY Magda Snyckers, Michael Reifarth
We will address, in a series of articles, the South African tax considerations arising for residents and non-residents in respect of various corporate actions regarding South African listed shares.
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Africa Tax in Brief

tax | 22 Apr 2021
BY Celia Becker
A snapshot of the lastest tax developments in Africa
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Public mergers and acquisitions in South Africa: overview

21 Apr 2021
BY Vusimuzi Magubane
A Q&A guide to public mergers and acquisitions law in South Africa
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PODCAST | Copyrights are relevant to all businesses in some form | 19 APR 21

IP | 20 Apr 2021
BY Waldo Steyn
Intellectual property expert at ENSAfrica Waldo Steyn, advises business owners to better educate themselves regarding intellectual property
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PODCAST | Trademark: The most valuable asset that a business owns | 19 APR 21

IP | 20 Apr 2021
BY Gerard du Toit
A trademark is the ‘most valuable asset that a business owns’
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The story that gripped the world

IP | 06 Apr 2021
BY Gaelyn Scott
Recollections may vary, but everyone knows the story well enough.
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Virgin: the “tarnishing”

IP | 06 Apr 2021
BY Ilse du Plessis
There was an interesting report published by the BBC recently, “Virgin sues partner over claims about its brand value”.
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Copyright compendium

IP | 06 Apr 2021
BY Waldo Steyn
There’s been a lot of copyright in the news of late. Here are a few of the more interesting stories.
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Elon Musk doesn’t do patents. Does that matter?

IP | 06 Apr 2021
BY Rowan Forster
“Ownership seems straightforward in business: Get a patent or copyright when you create something. Charge for its use. Avoid ambiguity about who owns what. But much of this wisdom is wrong.”
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Preparing for POPIA: data breach response

technology, media and telecommunications | 06 Apr 2021
BY Rakhee Dullabh, Nicole Gabryk
There are less than 100 days to go until the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 will require mandatory data breach notifications.
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The trade mark dispute that wouldn’t die a quiet death

IP | 06 Apr 2021
BY Gerard du Toit
This is a story about a large company getting a trade mark dispute wrong, with some valuable lessons to be learnt along the way.
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