• Discussing Trade Marks and Copyright in reference to recent cases

    Listen to Hugh Melamdowitz, Partner at Spoor & Fisher discuss copyrights following the ruling by the Namibian High Court in a matter relating to Southern Sun on Kaya FM.

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  • Should governments step in to regulate social media?

    Hugh Melamdowitz, Partner at Spoor & Fisher joins CNBC Africa to discuss the practicalities of regulating social media.

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  • 3D printing is a challenge to IP rights

    In 1984, Charles Hull applied for a patent in the United States of America for an “Apparatus for production of three-dimensional objects by stereolithography”. The technology disclosed in this patent is the first disclosure of what is commonly known as 3D printing or additive manufacturing.

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  • Morocco: electronic services

    The Moroccan Trade Mark Office (OMPIC) has, since 28 May 2018, been issuing trade mark registration certificates and renewal certificates electronically.

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  • Mozambique: penalties for late filing of DIU’s

    A peculiarity of the trade mark system in Mozambique is that the owner of a registration needs to file a Declaration of Intent to Use (DIU) every five years.

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