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To patent or not to patent
  • KISCH IP
  • Global
  • November 19 2018

Patent professionals often wonder whether to patent an invention or keep it confidential and hope that a third party does not copy it. As patents are


FillUp - why trademarks should be registered
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • November 12 2018

In order to build a brand, one of the most important steps is to register a trademark. The first step is to conduct a search of the Trademarks


Is graffiti protected by copyright?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • 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


Taking care of bullies
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • October 22 2018

Rights holders often threaten to enforce their rights against others as a scare tactic while knowing that actually enforcing them would not be that


Copyright: what do authors and creators need to know?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • October 8 2018

The Copyright Act does not require registration in order to acquire copyright for a particular work. Instead, copyright subsists automatically once a


Commercial transactions and patents: key considerations
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • October 1 2018

A business's intellectual capital, particularly its patent portfolio, is one of many factors which should be thoroughly evaluated prior to entering


Does fourth industrial revolution call for sui generis form of IP protection?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • September 24 2018

The so-called 'fourth industrial revolution' is in full swing. Fields such as artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing are no longer a thing


Inventorship: not always so patently clear
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • September 10 2018

Patent applications may be filed in the names of multiple joint inventors or co-inventors. All cited inventors must have contributed to the invention


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