• Legal 500 names Spoor & Fisher Tier 1 in latest rankings

    The Legal 500 has once again ranked Spoor & Fisher as a Tier 1 firm. The Legal 500, a guide to preeminent law firms, stated in its report that Spoor & Fisher is a longstanding market leader in trade marks and patents across the continent.

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  • Intellectual Property Law and How it Applies to Sport Events

    In this special World IP Day article, Prof Owen Dean revisits the theme of IP rights protection for sporting events in South African law, with a focus on the developments and the Cricket World Cup 2019 as an example.

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  • Nigeria: Yet another reason to register trade marks

    There are changes coming to the company legislation in Nigeria, the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 (CAMA).

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  • Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices and South African IPO

    The South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Offices will be closed on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Monday 22 April 2019.

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  • Sufficiency of disclosure: How much is enough?

    The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in Warner-Lambert Company LLC (Appellant) v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and another [2018] made an important ruling regarding the sufficiency of disclosure in second medical use patents.

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