• Spoor & Fisher receives top rank from The Legal 500

    Boutique international Intellectual Property (IP) law firm Spoor & Fisher has retained its band 1 ranking in the 2018 Legal 500 ratings of IP firms in South Africa.

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  • Types of intellectual property and how to successfully sue for theft - Kaya FM

    John Mcknight, Partner at Spoor & Fisher & Dr. Mkhulu Mathe, CSIR Energy - Champion Strategy Leader for Research Strategy and Government Policy development for Departments of Science and Technology speak about types of intellectual property and how to successfully sue for theft on Kaya FM.

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  • Malawi: update on new trade mark legislation

    On 30 January 2018 we published a summary regarding new trade mark legislation in Malawi, the Trademarks Bill 2017, which replaces the Trade Marks Act 1957.

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  • Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices

    The South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Offices will be closed on Friday 27 April 2018 and Tuesday 1 May 2018. 27 April 2018 and 1 May 2018 have been declared dies non.

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  • South Africa: A confusingly similar judgment

    In South Africa, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently handed down an important trade mark judgment, Dinnermates (Tvl) CC v Piquante Brands International & another (401/17) 2018 ZASCA (28 March 2018).

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