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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...


Retouched fashion photos what are the rules?

South Africa, France, Israel - August 10 2017 The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) reported recently that France has enacted new legislation requiring that all altered or retouched...


Plain packaging - the silent (trade mark) killer?

South Africa - June 28 2017 A topic which has been much debated and legally contested the world over is the call for the use of plain packaging in respect of tobacco products...

Kim Rampersadh.


Kenya trade mark opposition matter commentary

Kenya - June 23 2017 The Kenyan Intellectual Property Institute (KIPI) recently published its decision to the opposition by Viiv Helathcare UK Limited (“the Opponent”) to...

Kim Rampersadh.