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Adams’ Anti-Counterfeiting Team deals another blow to manufacturers of counterfeit engine lubricant and oil products

By |August 12th, 2022|

After thorough investigations by the firm’s internal private investigators, the Anti-Counterfeiting Team of Adams & Adams recently collaborated with the HAWKS (SAPS) in two provinces to clamp down on

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Partial Patent Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

By |August 2nd, 2022|

Participating countries attending the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland reached an agreement on 17 June 2022 to partially waive intellectual property restrictions

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Cosmetic on the face of it? Patentability of methods of cosmetic treatment practiced on the human body in South Africa

By |May 27th, 2022|

South Africa, just like many other countries, has a set of legal provisions pertaining to subject matter for which patent protection may not be obtained. For example, and relevant

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Jailed for being a blabbermouth – what you need to know about trade secrets

By |May 25th, 2022|

It is no secret that trade secrets are very valuable intellectual property on which a business empire can be built. Simply look at KFC’s classified blend of eleven herbs

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Important trade mark and passing-off finding: Cairns Foods Limited v Netrade Marketing (PTY) Ltd

By |May 18th, 2022|

This is an appeal decision relating to Cairns Foods Limited and Netrade Marketing, two companies in the business of producing and marketing food products, in particular, fruit jam. Cairns

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A positive step for the Border Management Authority

By |May 9th, 2022|

It is a well-known fact that counterfeit and illicit goods trade is causing an immeasurable harm to an already struggling South African economy. In 2019, his excellence President Cyril

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The Metaverse and trade marks – new world, same rules?

By |May 9th, 2022|

In October 2021, Meta shared a video on YouTube entitled “The Metaverse and How We’ll Build It Together — Connect 2021”.[1] Around this time, the company also announced its rebranding

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