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IP in a time of war: a follow-up

Russia, Ukraine - May 3 2022 In a previous article, we wrote about some of the unforeseen IP consequences of the war in Ukraine: major law firms pulling out of Russia, IP owners…

IP in a time of war

European Union, Global, Russia, USA - April 5 2022 For the past few weeks, we’ve all been transfixed and horrified by events in Ukraine. Intellectual Property is obviously not the major issue in this…

Polo: the end game

South Africa - March 1 2022 In 2020, we wrote about LA Group (Pty) Ltd v Stable Brands (Pty) Ltd and The Registrar of Trade Marks. This was the attention-grabbing case…

NFTs: fair use, or the work of inglorious basterds?

South Africa - February 2 2022 It wasn’t that long ago that we first wrote about Non-Fungible Tokens (“NFTs”). Now, barely a day goes by without a report on the IP implications of…

Copyright: high stakes and low stakes

South Africa - February 2 2022 In this article, we discuss two very different copyright matters. The first deals with the fact that the finance industry is suddenly showing…