• (M)ad Men – the legal do’s and don’ts of comparative brand advertising

    Is comparative brand advertising a legal no-no, a perfectly legitimate tactic – or something to be approached with care? Spoor & Fisher partner and highly respected IP litigator Charles Webster will provide answers to this question in a public lecture on “Comparative Brand Advertising: the legal do’s and don’ts” to be presented by the Chair of Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University.

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  • Intellectual Property in Africa: an overview

    The economic significance of Africa is growing. The attached article looks at how companies that have interests in Africa can protect and enforce what is often their most valuable asset - their intellectual property. The article was first published in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, Japanese  edition, issue 2, May 2016.

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  • Cameroon criminalises IP infringement

    Cameroon has made it clear that it takes the infringement of intellectual property (IP) rights very seriously. A new law that amends Cameroon’s Penal Code, Law No. 2016/007 of 12 July 2016, brings IP infringement firmly into the realm of criminal law.

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  • 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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