Copyright Surrounding Creative Work Done By Agencies
  A number of noteworthy copyright principles apply where design agencies devise creative works...
What engineers need to know about copyright
Copyright is not just for artists.  While it can apply to products of craftsmanship or the pe...
Public Outcry Against US Bill Felt Across The Globe
By Herman Blignaut  Two related United States Bills were recently the topics of muc...
Intellectual property law and how it applies to sport events
By Dr Owen Dean Major sports are big business and vast sums of money are involved ...
Recipe plagiarism tough to prove
By Carl van Rooyen Can you patent a recipe? Is there copyright in the instructions on how to ...
Open Source: Debunking the Myths
By Dina Biagio Open source is based on the concept of “copyleft” which is designe...
Ambush Marketing and the FIFA 2010 World Cup
Sponsorships The tournament, like similar tournaments that have gone before, will be financ...
Anti-counterfeiting detail
Anti-counterfeiting What are counterfeit goods?Counterfeit goods (also referred to as pirated or fak...
Trade Mark Litigation
Trade Mark Litigation The Trade Mark Litigation Department handles matters pertaining to trade marks...
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Ambush Marketing
What is Ambush Marketing: If one were to find a dictionary definition for the term Ambush ...
Music Sampling, A Euphemism
Music Sampling, A Euphemism   The use or abrogation of another person’s music in ...
Counterfeiting: A South African Perspective
Counterfeiting and piracy can cause irreparable harm to a brand owner’s revenue and brand ...
The Dinosaur Status of Copyright
The Dinosaur Status of Copyright   Copyright in South Africa runs the risk of becoming ...
Freedom to Corrupt a Trade Mark - Revisited
Introduction  The so-called “Laugh It Off” trade mark case in which judgment ...
Stalking the Sleeping Lion
Stalking the Sleeping Lion   This article was first published in the July 2006 editio...
SA Family Entitled to Lions Share of Royalties for Renowned Pop Song
SA Family Entitled to Lion’s Share of Royalties for Renowned Pop Song   Mention t...
The Lion Song Fact Sheet
In l939, a Zulu migrant worker and entertainer who called himself Solomon Linda stood before a m...
Infringement of Copyright by Reproducing Material Posted on a Website
Infringement of Copyright by Reproducing Material Posted on a Website   In a recent cop...
Audio Transcription of Interview on Classic FM on 22 May 2006; The Da Vinci Code
Once again we are talking about intellectual property with Spoor & Fisher and in the studio ...
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Update
The ongoing battle to have Solomon Linda recognised as the originator of "The Lion Sleeps Ton...
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Update
The case began in July 2004 when Dr Owen Dean of Spoor & Fisher, acting for the estate of th...
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Others "Kidnapped & Held Hostage" in Extraordinary Legal Proceeding
Leading copyright lawyer at Spoor & Fisher, Dr Owen Dean, has been awarded a court order autho...
The South African Position on Parallel Importing
Introduction   "It has often been said that competition is the life blood of comme...
Copyright in a Spare Parts Code
The court first looked into the question of the subsistence of copyright, accepting that the cat...
Intellectual Property and Comparative Advertising
Introduction   Intellectual property law, i.e. that part of the law which protects and...
Protection of Computer Programs by Copyright
Introduction In the late 1970s and early 80s technological developments in the field of comp...
Audio Transcription of Interview on Classic FM on 7 August 2006; The Difference Between Pirated Goods and Counterfeit Goods
 Audio Transcription of Interview on Classic FM on 7 August 2006; The Difference Between Pirate...
Copyright: Reverse Engineering - Replication or Piracy?
One opportunity which some engineering companies are eyeing as a potentially lucrative possibility...
Copyright Law: A Weapon Against Parallel Importation; (Frank & Hirsch (Pty) Ltd v A Roopanand Brothers (Pty) Ltd 1993 (4) SA 279 (A).
ntroduction   This appeal related to an attempt to prevent "parallel importation&...
Copyright in Cinematographic Films
Memorandum   Legal / Legislative Issues Cinematograph films are a species of wor...
Copyright v Grey Goods in South Africa, Australia and Singapore
Introduction   Parallel imports, or so-called "grey goods" are goods which a...
Parallel Importation of Artistic Works; Frank and Hirsch (Pty) Ltd vs A. Roopanand Brothers (Pty) Ltd
Full Names of Litigant Parties: Frank & Hirsch (Pty) Limited (Appellant) and A. Roopanand Br...
Sound Recordings - Introduction of Blank Tape Levy in Respect of Copyright in Sound Recordings in South Africa
The South African Government has given notice of a proposed amendment to the South African Copyrig...
Protection of Computer Programs by Copyright in South Africa; How to Obtain Copyright in a Computer Program
What is Copyright? Copyright is a sub-species of intellectual property law, the other sub-sp...
Who Owns the Soul of a Painting?
The corporeal aspect of a painting - its body - is governed by the principles of the law of thin...
Sound Recordings in South Africa; the Cinderella of the Copyright Family
Introduction Sound recordings as a class of work deserving of protection under the regime of...
The Interplay Between Copyright and Design Protection
Introduction There is a measure of overlap between protection granted to artist...
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Others "Kidnapped and Held Hostage" in Extraordinary Legal Proceeding
Leading copyright lawyer at Spoor & Fisher, Dr Owen Dean, has been awarded a court order autho...
Copyright Infringement Claim in Respect of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
During the late 1930´s, at which time the British Imperial Copyright Act of 1911 was in forc...
Copyright
Copyright   The underlying principle behind intellectual property law is best describ...
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