How will Brexit 2020 affect your trade marks?
Brexit will change the landscape of United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) trade mark portfolios, but not immediately. Here we explain some of the ways in which the UK’s departure from the EU will affect trade mark rights for rights holders in the UK and EU, and what to expect.Read more
Looking to science for food security solutions
Considering the IP and legal implications of gene editing
Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the impact of climate change on crop production, and limited land available for agricultural expansion.Read more
Spoor & Fisher’s Tshepo Shabangu named Law Professional of the Year, 2019/2020
The SA Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) has crowned Tshepo Shabangu ‘Law Professional of the Year for 2019/2020’ in the fifth edition of its annual awards. The entire team at Spoor & Fisher is delighted by Tshepo’s achievement, which highlights both her remarkable individual accomplishments and the exceptional calibre of our firm as a whole.Read more
Copyright reform takes one tentative step forward, and several more back
An update on the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill
Proposed amendments to South Africa’s Copyright Act of 1978 have been underway for several years, with the first draft of the Copyright Amendment Bill published for public comment in July 2015.Read more
Megan Reimers features in MIP’s ‘Top Women in IP’ 2020 Rankings
Partner and trade mark attorney, Megan Reimers, has once again been named in Managing Intellectual Property’s (MIP’s) latest Top 250 Women in IP list.Read more
Mozambique accedes to the ARIPO Banjul Protocol on trade marks
In terms of a notice published on the official ARIPO website, Mozambique has acceded to the (ARIPO) Banjul Protocol on trade marks.Read more
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