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A Clearvu on endorsements

South Africa - February 12 2018 Every now and then, a dispute comes along that adds an extraordinary amount to the law. One such dispute is the Clearvu trade mark case. We have...


Trade marks and politics

South Africa - February 7 2018 It’s interesting how often trade marks and politics intersect, especially in South Africa! In the most recent example, the issue was whether a...

Tanith Robertson.


Stop using our trade mark please pretty please

USA, South Africa, Canada - December 8 2017 If you have ever received a trade mark letter of demand, the chances are that you thought one or more of the following things: long, scary...


Black cabs and trade marks

South Africa - December 8 2017 The trade mark laws of many countries specifically mention product shapes among the items that can enjoy trade mark protection - shape trade marks...

Delene Bertasso.


UGG, what a legal mess!

Australia, South Africa - November 23 2017 There's an interesting trade mark dispute under way about UGG. It touches on a range of IP issues - geographical indications, generic terms...