• Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices

    The South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Office will be closed on 3 August 2016 and 9 August 2016.

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  • Plant Breeders’ Rights in the United Republic of Tanzania

    Tanzania is a United Republic comprising of Mainland Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar. Although Tanganyika and Zanzibar are considered a United Republic, no unified Industrial Property Law has been enacted.

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  • Size really does matter

    As the new Regulations Relating to the Classification, Packing and Marking of Dairy Products and Imitation Dairy Products Intended for Sale in the Republic of South Africa (the Regulations) came into effect on 28 March 2016, it is essential for traders in the dairy industry to review its product packaging in order to ensure that the new Regulations are complied with.

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  • Djibouti joins the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

    Djibouti deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on 23 June 2016. Djibouti is the 150th Member State to join the PCT and the Treaty will enter into force for Djibouti on 23 September 2016.

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  • INTA Building Africa with Brands

    Spoor & Fisher is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Building Africa with Brands. This is the first International Trademark Association conference in Africa, to be held in Cape Town on the 1st and 2nd of September 2016.

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