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David Guetta accused of copyright infringement

South Africa - March 20 2019 A popular South African musician, Daniel Baron, has accused the international dance music superstar David Guetta of plagiarising the melody from one…

Adams on Africa | Issue 3

Africa, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa - September 18 2017 At the recent Singularity University Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jason Silva, the Emmy-nominated host from National Geographic, pointed out…

Menzi Maboyi, Lebohang Mosala, Tayyiba Nalla, Andre Visser, Lisa Van Zuydam

Sometimes you have to pay the piper (or his collection agency)

Uganda - May 14 2013 A recent decision by the Ugandan Commercial Division of the High Court highlighted some of the intricacies of the functioning of the law of the…

Memorandum on the effectiveness of international (Madrid) registrations in Africa.

Africa, Global - April 25 2017 The international trade mark registration system (known as the Madrid system) is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)…

Simon Brown, Megan Moerdijk

The applicability of the Madrid system in Africa

Africa - May 16 2018 Although the Madrid system functions very well in most countries outside of Africa where IP laws are at similar stages of development and IP Offices…

Simon Brown, Megan Moerdijk