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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


Is there any craft in your craft beer?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • October 2 2017

Certification processes exist in almost all industries to ensure that goods and services are of a high quality. Certification marks are applied to


Protecting trade secrets
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • August 28 2017

In order to protect trade secrets, companies should, among other things, require that anyone exposed to trade secrets sign a non-disclosure agreement


Protecting patented processes - product and process claims
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • August 21 2017

South Africa has an abundance of Natural Resources and, as a result, a large proportion of patent applications are filed covering a process or


Patenting micro-organisms: to deposit or not to deposit
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • August 14 2017

Having been the subject matter of patent applications worldwide from as early as 1873, micro-organisms are fast becoming a focus area in South African


Design your logo
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • August 7 2017

Registered trademarks have often been considered the only way to protect logos


Is parallel importation lawful?
  • KISCH IP
  • South Africa
  • July 31 2017

One of the downfalls of parallel importation is that owners and manufacturers do not have proper control over what the parallel importer does with