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Licensing in South Africa

January 4 2019 A structured guide to licensing in South Africa

How and when does a trade mark become generic?

March 9 2017 Most people have heard of a generic term or a generic medicine but what is a generic trade mark? Over the years certain trade marks such as ASPIRIN…

Is graffiti protected by copyright?

November 5 2018 Graffiti is generally no longer considered to be a work of vandalism or an act of destruction of public property. Instead, it has become a marketable…

Trademark life after death

December 5 2016 An individual may file a trademark in his or her own name, as opposed to in the name of a company.

Data Protection and Privacy

April 8 2021 The right to privacy is a fundamental human right that has been recognised in most jurisdictions for ages, but only in...

Data Protection and Privacy

April 8 2021 The right to privacy is a fundamental human right that has been recognised in most jurisdictions for ages, but only in...

Franchise: Data Protection and Privacy

April 8 2021 <p>"The right to privacy is a fundamental human right that has been recognised in most jurisdictions for ages, but only in..."</p>

Data Protection and Privacy within Franchising

July 31 2020 The right to privacy is a fundamental human right that has been recognised in most jurisdictions for ages, but only in the past two decades or so has…

Patent rights for vaccines and research against COVID-19

May 4 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, companies are scrambling to find a cure and be the first to own patent rights to a vaccine against…

Copyright infringement and reverse engineering of computer programs

April 13 2020 The Copyright Act defines a 'computer program' as a set of instructions fixed or stored in any manner and which, when used directly in a computer…