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Who is liable for infringing copyright? The YouTube case

European Union, South Africa - July 30 2021 The liability of online platforms relating to infringing IP material that appears on their platforms is an interesting topic. Who is liable for…

Nivea Men and Connie Men

South Africa - April 30 2021 The South African Supreme Court of Appeal recently considered the claim of passing off in Koni Multinational Brands v Beiersdorf AG. The case…

Blown the budget on a Ferrari? Bad news… it’s just a car

European Union - November 30 2020 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…

Taylor makes (and Swiftly seeks to correct) "the" mistake

South Africa - September 1 2020 Taylor Swift is a music icon, but you already know that. What you perhaps don’t know is that there is a business called The Folklore (established in…

Amazon: not in (Davidoff) hot water

South Africa - May 5 2020 The Coty v Amazon case, which we've previously written about, reached its conclusion recently. The judgment went in Amazon's favour, as so much seems…

Gaelyn Scott