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Trademark rights and protection in South Africa

December 14 2018 A structured to trademark rights and protection in South Africa

Trademarks in South Africa

December 14 2018 A structured guide to trademark laws in South Africa

Counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry

February 6 2018 Pharmaceutical products (medicine) form an important and vital part of any country's healthcare system. Yet the presence of counterfeit…

Trademark enforcement in South Africa

December 14 2018 A structured guide to trademark enforcement laws in South Africa

Can Winnie’s ‘raised fist’ be registered as a trade mark?

September 20 2018 The hand gesture of the "raised fist" is a gesture often used by groups of peoples as a symbol of solidarity against a common oppressor. One of its…

Q&A: the franchisor-franchisee relationship in South Africa

July 12 2021 A guide to the legal and practical considerations surrounding the franchisor-franchisee relationship in South Africa, including operational terms and the renewal and termination of the agreement.

Q&A: offer and sale of franchises in South Africa

July 12 2021 A look at some of the most pressing legal and practical issues surrounding the offer and sale of franchises in South Africa, including key restrictions, due diligence considerations and disclosure requirements.

Court upholds Nivea Men passing-off claim

May 24 2021 The Supreme Court of Appeal recently found in favour of Beiersdorf AG, which had claimed that the shower gel product Connie Men passed off its Nivea…

Should TRIPS waivers be used to resolve vaccine inequality?

May 17 2021 Amid growing calls for vaccine equity, South Africa and India have proposed the suspension of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual…

Supreme Court of Appeal makes rare patent judgment

May 10 2021 The Supreme Court of Appeal recently handed down a rare patent judgment in a case in which a patent infringement claim had been met by an attack on…