Ramaphosa wants to clamp down on fake goods – here's why that may be nearly impossible

2019-09-20 07:02

The sheer volume of counterfeit goods imported into South Africa – or being made right here – makes law enforcement hard.

Seven key issues to determine success of US-China trade talks

2019-01-07 06:15

US and Chinese officials are set to begin trade negotiations on Monday in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping.

US-China trade war much more than just steel tariffs - S&P Global

2018-05-07 14:02

The most important element of the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China could be intellectual property, according to economic research by S&P Global.

US puts pressure on SA to abandon pro-generic IP policy

2017-11-26 08:54

Jubilation and repudiation as department of trade and industry receives submissions on its draft intellectual property policy.

Exchange controls relaxed for IP, foreign investment

2017-03-06 18:31

National Treasury has made some changes to its exchange control policy regarding intellectual property and offshore investment, explains a legal expert.

Anthea Jeffery: The Copyright Bill – threat to patent rights

2015-10-07 16:22

The Copyright Amendment Bill is poorly drafted, inherently vague and so potentially damaging and defective that it should simply be withdrawn, says an analyst.

KitKat lookalike could head to Concourt

2015-01-15 11:05

A food company has applied to the Constitutional Court to challenge a ruling which bars it from producing a KitKat lookalike.

Award for best IP law firm in South Africa

2014-03-03 18:03

Adams & Adams gets the PMR Diamond Award for Best IP Law firm in South Africa.


#Woolworths: Worried a big corporate will steal your idea? Here's how to protect what's yours

2019-01-11 08:46

Small businesses with unique ideas have various options when it comes to protecting themselves from big corporates and others stealing their intellectual property, legal experts say.

Copyright Amendment Bill adoption postponed

2018-12-09 15:08

Thursday will be the final opportunity for the bill to be passed by the National Assembly.

MaXhosa by Laduma is taking legal action against Zara over ‘copy-cat design’

2018-04-24 13:39

The local company says its pursuing legal action against Zara for copying its signature design pattern.

No more easy patents

2017-09-10 06:01

The new draft of the intellectual property (IP) policy, released by the department of trade and industry, paves the way to end the country’s “extraordinarily and unjustly high” rate of granting patents. The policy was published in the Government Gaze

Rooibos IP innovation showcased at world congress

2016-10-04 19:34

Trademarks and patents protecting SA’s unique botanical treasures, Rooibos and Honeybush, have caught the attention of the international community.

SA 2nd most innovative in sub-Sahara Africa

2015-09-18 18:47

South Africa turns out to be the second most innovative nation in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the latest Global Innovation Index.

Rooibos gets a kick

2014-10-20 16:23

Fans of rooibos and honeybush tea can anticipate more bite with their antioxidants as the local fynbos plants are now being used to make alcoholic beverages.

Protecting intellectual property

2010-09-20 17:03

It's a minefield trying to capture a business's intellectual property in a brand, especially if a big brother claims to have the name and colours first.

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