Mauritius: A trade mark judgment that will please multinationals
There were two interesting trade mark judgments in Mauritius recently. Although these judgements do not contain any ground-breaking law, they do highlight how keen the Mauritian authorities are to attract foreign investment.Read more
Spoor & Fisher maintains diamond status at PMR.africa Awards
South African consultancy and research company PMR.africa once again awarded Spoor & Fisher the coveted Diamond Arrow Award for 2020.Read more
South Africa: Legislature calls for more labelling, packaging awareness
As the food, drug and medicine sectors are highly regulated from a labelling perspective, companies need to be aware of the claims they can make about their products on the packaging.Read more
Counterfeiting remains a challenge in Africa
Counterfeiting remains a significant challenge for multinational brands aiming to legitimately penetrate the African market, but anti-counterfeit laws and measures are gaining traction in Africa.Read more
South Africa: Protecting our vital traditions
Indigenous knowledge is broadly defined as knowledge which has developed within an indigenous community and which has over time become part of the make-up of that particular culture.Read more
Master or Servant – Who owns the Fruits of Labour?
The existence of an employment relationship is a key factor in determining ownership of intellectual property (IP). It is generally accepted, in terms of our common law, that IP created by an employee in the course and scope of employment, is owned by the employer.Read more
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