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It’s the Euros, so let’s talk… trade marks

South Africa - July 5 2021 The club that arguably takes trade marks most seriously is Manchester United, with a trade mark portfolio of 586 marks. Next comes Barcelona with 440…

Ilse du Plessis

PODCAST | Trademark: The most valuable asset that a business owns | 19 APR 21

South Africa - April 20 2021 A trademark is the ‘most valuable asset that a business owns. This is according to Gerard du Toit, a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property…

The trade mark dispute that wouldn’t die a quiet death

South Africa - April 6 2021 This is a story about a large company getting a trade mark dispute wrong, with some valuable lessons to be learned along the way…

SA court gives Swatch a hard time

South Africa - March 2 2021 Is the trade mark iWatch for watches confusingly similar to the trade mark Swatch for watches? That was the issue that the South African Supreme Court…

Elon sends a signal: trade marks matter

South Africa - February 2 2021 It’s not easy keeping track of Elon Musk - the one week he’s the richest man on the planet, the next week he’s a mere second, it really would be nice…

Ilse du Plessis