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South Africa a step closer to plain packaging tobacco products

South Africa - May 11 2018 In June 2017 we made comment here, in respect of the WTO’s decision to uphold legislation in Australia which severely restricted the advertisement of...

Kim Rampersadh.

Advertising authority gains momentum

Zimbabwe - February 5 2018 The Global Advertising Lawyers Association (GALA) reports in its latest Gazette that the relaunched and rebranded Advertising Standards Authority of...

Jeanette Visagie, Jenny Pienaar.

Public slams attempted metoo trade mark application

South Africa - January 29 2018 US beauty product company, Hard Candy Cosmetics, has withdrawn a trade mark application for MeToo after an overwhelming reaction from the public on...

Jenny Pienaar.

An SA twist in the ‘cola Wars’ court ruling

South Africa - September 21 2017 The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a landmark decision on Friday involving a trade mark dispute between two of the world’s largest beverage...

Dineo Modibedi.

Social media influencer relationships come under further scrutiny

USA, South Africa - September 19 2017 In April this year, we wrote about the phenomenon of the social media influencer - usually a celebrity or person with a large social media following...