• Red soles spur court battle

    On 14 June 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its judgement in the long running battle between the French fashion house, Christian Louboutin (Louboutin) and Van Haren Schooner BV (Van Haren).

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  • Zimbabwe: IP policy document published

    Zimbabwe has become the latest African country to publish an IP policy document. The Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Policy and Implementation Strategy was published on 28 June 2018.

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  • Ghana: brand identification training

    Paul Ramara, a partner in our anti-counterfeiting team, has just completed the latest in our series of Brand Identification Training in Accra, Ghana, on behalf of Puma.

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  • Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices & Dies Non Notification: South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Offices

  • Counterfeiting in Africa: an A-Z guide

    With Africa proving particularly vulnerable to the sale of counterfeit goods, we take a look at some of the problems and solutions across the continent.

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