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Government clarifies its position on competition policy for jobs and industrial development

01 Jun 2021
BY Aidan Scallan
On 19 May 2021, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, released a policy statement on “Competition Policy for Jobs and Industrial Development”.
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Trade marks: you gotta have (good) faith

IP | 31 May 2021
BY Liézal Mostert
In South Africa, as in many jurisdictions, the concept of good faith (bona fides) crops up a lot.
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Copyright…hell or divine?

IP | 31 May 2021
BY André J Maré
Remember Nirvana?
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Confusingly similar trade marks: what’s happening in Europe?

IP | 31 May 2021
BY Ilse du Plessis
We tend to keep an eye on trade mark developments in Europe. It makes sense because South African trade mark law is very similar to EU trade mark law and there’s far more activity in the EU.
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Africa Tax in Brief

25 May 2021
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax news and developments across Africa
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Kenya’s new National Lands Information Management System – what landowners need to know

18 May 2021
BY Anne Odhiambo, Nigel Shaw, Brenda Matu
The Kenyan Ministry of Lands has launched the National Land Information Management System , also known as “Ardhi Sasa”.
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Long-awaited clarity on broad-based black ownership

18 May 2021
BY Witness Makhubele, Sanjay Kassen
The Minister of Employment and Labour has given notice that he intends introducing the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill, 2020.
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South Africa: Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 – Publication of the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill, 2020

18 May 2021
BY Tyla Foster, Warren Hendricks, Gerhardt Ehlers, Juanita Broom, Pieter Colyn, Willem le Roux, Celeste Coles
On Friday, 14 May 2021, GN. 422 of 2021 was published in Government Gazette No. 44572
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Is it time to relook water governance in South Africa?

07 May 2021
BY James Brand
The number of rivers in South Africa deemed to be in a poor ecological state has increased alarmingly in recent times.
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Africa regulatory ENSight

Africa regulatory ENSight | 05 May 2021
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Draft PAIA Regulations: impracticalities to be faced by foreign entities

technology, media and telecommunications | 04 May 2021
BY Era Gunning
In terms of section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (as amended by the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, all private bodies must have a PAIA manual.
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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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Google has good reason to be API

IP | 30 Apr 2021
BY André J Maré
The US Supreme Court has ruled that Google was entitled to use elements of Oracle’s Java application programming interface code when building Android
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