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Amendments to the Harare Protocol and Implementing Regulations as of 1 January 202201 Feb 2022
BY Rowan Forster, Dr. Joanne van Harmelen On 1 January 2022, a number of additional amendments to the Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs and the Implementing Regulations for ARIPO came into effect.
A guide to IP due diligence investigations in South Africa01 Feb 2022
BY André J Maré, Hugo Biermann We explore the most important considerations for an IP due diligence exercise under South African law.
Recent changes to the trade mark registration processes of ARIPO and OAPI01 Feb 2022
BY Vianca McCall, Ilse du Plessis Recent changes to ARIPO and OAPI mark positive changes for trade mark owners who wish to protect their trade marks in Africa.
NFTs: fair use, or the work of inglorious basterds?01 Feb 2022
BY Tevin Jones We look at two interesting developments regarding the IP implications of NFTs.
Trade marks: do they need to look and sound the part?01 Feb 2022
BY Gerard du Toit In this article, we discuss two recent trade mark registration decisions. The first involves a well-known book title, the second well-known film theme music.
Spotify v Potify: confused?01 Feb 2022
BY Delene Bertasso We look at two scenarios involving trade mark confusion.
Platform economy series: IP protections01 Feb 2022
BY Ridwaan Boda, Rakhee Dullabh, Priyanka Naidoo, Hugo Biermann What IP rights and protection platform providers and developers should consider
Data Privacy Day: how accurate were our POPIA predictions?28 Jan 2022
BY Era Gunning, Rakhee Dullabh, Ridwaan Boda, Wilmari Strachan This Data Privacy Day, we take stock of where we are and how far we’ve come in terms of data privacy in South Africa.
Knock, knock, knocking on the employer’s door: can employers deny access to the unvaccinated?28 Jan 2022
BY Lauren Salt Following the recent award of the CCMA has released a further award on mandatory vaccinations, this time relating to the fairness of denying an unvaccinated employee access to the workplace.
Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: SA’s CCMA hands down an important decision26 Jan 2022
BY Irvin Lawrence South Africa’s primary dispute resolution body, the CCMA has issued its first award in respect of an employee refusing to vaccinate in the face of the employer’s mandatory vaccination policy.
Trade liberalization in Africa and arbitration clauses in cross-border agreements19 Jan 2022
BY Phillip Karugaba, David A Asiedu, Gerry Comninos The expansion of foreign and intra-African trade and investment has resulted in the increasing prominence of arbitration as an effective mechanism for resolving cross-border disputes.
A reminder to Labour Court litigants – costs will follow the suit, sometimesemployment | 14 Dec 2021
BY It is trite that the principle that the costs follow the suit does not apply in labour litigation, save for exceptional circumstances.
ESG Objectives |The European Parliament gets serious about obligatory supply chain due diligence investigations07 Dec 2021
BY James Brand, Mansoor Parker, Koos Pretorius EU Resolution have far-reaching implications for suppliers of goods and products in countries outside of the EU that sell products or provide services within the EU.
Can employers require unvaccinated employees to take PCR COVID-19 tests regularly. . . at their own cost?02 Dec 2021
BY Lauren Salt How far can employers with mandatory vaccination policies go to ensure healthy and safe workplaces and to accommodate unvaccinated employees?
Africa regulatory ENSightAfrica regulatory ENSight | 01 Dec 2021
BY issue 11 of 2021