• Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices

    The South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Office will be closed on 27 April 2016 and 2 May 2016. 

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  • Hugh Melamdowitz to focus on commercial aspects at Media & Entertainment Law conference

    Hugh Melamdowitz is a Spoor & Fisher partner and heads the Commercial Department of the firm. Thanks to his specialist knowledge and expertise regarding the commercial aspects of intellectual property law, he has been invited to address the Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, to be held in Johannesburg on Thursday the 21st of April 2016.

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  • Spoor & Fisher once again achieves Legal 500 Top Tier Status

    Spoor & Fisher has once again achieved Top Tier status in the latest Legal 500 ratings of IP practices in South Africa.

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  • Kenya accedes to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

    Kenya was the first country in Africa to join the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention when it became a member on 13 May 1999.

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  • IP protection helps plant breeders to reap the benefits

    Seen against the background of the recent drought experienced in South Africa, food security is a hot topic. This has made the work of local plant breeders all the more important.

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