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Who owns the copyright in your tattoo?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • July 30 2018

Tattoos are becoming increasingly common and tattoo parlours now offer customers a broad spectrum of designs to choose from or the option to request a


Caged songbirds: ownership of copyright in musical works
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • July 23 2018

For musicians, securing the protection of and ownership in their work is as important as the work's conception. In order to avoid costly mistakes


When should you hire a patent attorney?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • July 16 2018

The cost of obtaining a patent may seem exorbitant for individual entrepreneurs or start-ups, but IP protection may be critical to their success


Copyright: the unregistrable, the forgotten and the mighty
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • June 18 2018

A saga spanning more than five years finally came to an end when all disputes between the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and the South African


How can I copyright my idea?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • June 11 2018

IP attorneys frequently hear from clients that want to 'copyright their idea'. However, this is not possible - copyright protection extends only to


Beware - fake news! Increase in sale of counterfeit goods on social media
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • June 4 2018

The increase of internet usage on mobile smartphones has resulted in more than two-thirds of South Africa's population having access to social media


When is a descriptive mark not a descriptive mark?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • May 7 2018

In Dinnermates (Tvl) CC v Piquante Brands International, the Supreme Court of Appeal had to consider when a descriptive mark is not a descriptive


Stay app-dated
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • January 29 2018

The Apple Store was launched in July 2008 and made approximately 800 applications ('apps') available for download by iOS users. By March 2017 this


Who owns the copyright in your joint database?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • January 22 2018

In the recent case of Philanthropic Collection (Pty) Ltd v Girls & Boys South Africa, the Johannesburg High Court had to decide, among other things


Online shoppers beware - don't let your bytes bite back!
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • October 30 2017

As online consumer confidence grows in South Africa, the online market is becoming an increasingly attractive space for counterfeiters and fraudsters