The Spoor and Fisher Way
The 26th of April marked World Intellectual Property Day and Spoor & Fisher’s commercial IP maven Hugh Melamdowitz was interviewed by Classic FM on the evolution of IP rights in the digital age. Hugh discussed recent developments in the interpretation of the South Africa’s Copyright Act with regard to digital content. He explained why streaming could be regarded as form of broadcasting – and the implications this would have for content creators, distributors and users.
- What is a trade mark?
- What is the purpose of a trade mark?
- Spoor & Fisher and trade marks
- Different types of trade marks
- Registering a trade mark In South Africa
- Protecting your trade mark
- How to defend a trade mark
- Trade marks in business
- Exploiting a trade mark
- Registering a business name as a trade mark
- Protecting your intellectual property in technology
- What is a patent?
- Patent protection conditions
- What is a registered design?
- Spoor & Fisher and intellectual property
- The Copyright Act and digital content and the IP implications of streaming
- IP rights in the digital domain and the implications of the recent Moneyweb case
- Implications and challenges of protecting indigenous knowledge systems in SA
- What makes Spoor & Fisher a leading IP law practice in Africa?
- Common mistakes entrepreneurs make regarding IP
- .Africa top level domain name