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Novartis A.G. V Union of India - The Gleevec Case and Evergreening

October 8 2013 As a previous British colony, India had inherited its intellectual property regime from Britain. However, after gaining independence in 1947 product…

Protecting the get-up of a product and the benefits associated with it

February 2 2014 Section 2 of the Trade Marks Act No. 194 of 1993 ("the Act") defines a mark as "any sign capable of being represented graphically including a device…

Design protection vs patent protection

September 9 2013 Through past experiences I have found that, when developing a new product, clients are often aware that, in order to prevent others from copying…

How Intellectual Property Rights are Human Rights

July 9 2018 In Part One of this series of articles we introduced the concept of cultural appropriation and provided an explanation of why it sits uncomfortably…

Tender adjudication

September 23 2013 Most tenders are evaluated in stages as follows: Stage 1: Administrative/substantive compliance (failure to comply leads to disqualification)…

Domains & Domain Names in South Africa

April 11 2019 A structured guide to domains & domain names in South Africa

Listen | The Intellectual Property information gap, the risks and opportunities for value creation, and how to get there.

March 28 2019 There appears to be a yawning gap between good governance and the role of intellectual property disclosure and value creation. The global and local…

Inventor challenges Zimbabwean Patent Office on business method inventions

March 26 2019 Tawanda Mahanzu, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur and inventor (“the applicant”), has approached the Intellectual Property Tribunal of Zimbabwe (“the IPT”)…

Tweeting Truthfully in Paid Posts - Advice for brands and influencers

March 26 2019 For the majority of brand owners, social media advertising is a must-have. Not only is this platform one of the most cost-effective ways of brand…

David Guetta accused of copyright infringement

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…