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No Banksy, copyright isn’t for losers

IP | 05 Oct 2020
BY Ilse du Plessis
To describe the recent Banksy trade mark judgment as an unusual one would be an understatement. But I suppose you’d expect nothing less from a case dealing with one of the world’s most interesting li…
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 13 Sep 2020
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issue 369Coronavirus (COVID-19) - A non-exhaustive list of recent measures aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Africa Actis eyes Africa power projects after USD1-billion of invest…
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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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Genetically modified mice and the patent bargain

IP | 04 Aug 2020
BY Rowan Forster
This judgment is a useful reminder of what is sometimes referred to as the “patent bargain”, something that is at the very heart of the patent system.
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Think twice before restraining environmental activism

28 Jul 2020
BY Carlyn Frittelli Davies
As many people are forced to isolate at varying degrees, the access to technology brings global issues to a head. Some issues are historic racial discrimination and the restraining of freedom of spee…
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 19 Jul 2020
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issue 361Coronavirus (COVID-19) - A non-exhaustive list of recent measures aimed at curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) World New task force to drive global floating offshore wind growth …
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Uganda: Should an under declaration of consideration void a land transaction, and which court is to be followed?

07 Jul 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba
Failure to pay the right duty does not amount to fraud within the meaning of Section 77 and 190 of the RTA, but breach of a legal duty.
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Does a bank have the power to place a customer’s account on hold?

15 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee, Shenaaz Munga
The relationship between a bank and its client is regulated by contract. If the contract provides for the account to be placed on hold under specific circumstances, the bank is within its rights to d…
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SCA takes firm approach to PAIA request refusals by public bodies

09 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee
A recent SCA judgment is a reminder to public bodies to diligently apply themselves when considering PAIA requests and that they bear the onus of proving that these fall within one of the recognised …
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South Africa: New amendments to the coronavirus (COVID-19) TERS Directive clarify who can apply for relief benefits and how

09 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt
Where do things now stand after the amendments? We discuss some of the key takeaways for employers.
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Can you hear the sound of…a drink can being opened?

IP | 06 Apr 2020
BY Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy
If you have any interest in trade marks, you will know that trade marks can take many forms. Although most trade marks are words or logos, trade marks can be all sorts of things…
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Kenya’s new Companies (Beneficial Ownership Information) Regulations

10 Mar 2020
BY Mahesh Acharya, Faith Chebet
A 2019 amendment to the Kenyan Companies Act, 2015 introduced a requirement for every company to keep a register of its beneficial owners and submit a copy within 30 days
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Unilateral extension of prescription

tax | 18 Feb 2020
BY Carmen Gers, Nicolette Smit
We have recently seen that SARS, in conducting audits in respect of taxpayer’s affairs, places reliance on section 99(4) of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 to unilaterally extend the time period wit…
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Africa Business in Brief

Africa Business in Brief | 16 Feb 2020
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issue 339Africa / Middle East Africa and Middle East add 894 MW of wind energy capacity in 2019 - Africa and Middle East add 894 MW of wind energy capacity in 2019 Africa / Ethiopia Africa Business …
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Reining in the Polo trade mark

IP | 04 Feb 2020
BY Liézal Mostert
A recent South African trade mark judgment, Stable Brands (Pty) Ltd v LA Group (Pty) Ltd and The Registrar of Trade Marks, highlights an interesting thing
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