trade marks, patents, copyright and design2022-03-10T05:42:29+00:00

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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South Africa – The Value of a Patent in South Africa (Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH et al v Austell Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd 20 May 2021 CCP

By |March 5th, 2022|

On 20 May 2021, the South African Patents Court confirmed the rights of a patentee in interim interdict proceedings in circumstances where the patent claim included a non-essential integer.

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South Africa – Agriculture: False and/or Misleading Trade Descriptions that are Registered as Trademarks are on the Chopping Block

By |March 5th, 2022|

South Africa’s food, alcohol and agricultural laws all contain a similar provision prohibiting the use of false and/or misleading descriptions of the relevant commodity.  These prohibitions extend not only

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Practitioner’s guide to intellectual property law

By |January 5th, 2022|

Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most dynamic and debated fields of law, on international as well as on national level, consistently forcing countries to adapt to developments

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Attachment of Trademarks Registered in South Africa by a Foreign Entity to Found Jurisdiction in South Africa

By |November 18th, 2021|

Can trademarks that are registered in South Africa and owned by a foreign entity be attached to found or create jurisdiction in South Africa over the foreign entity?  This

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COVID: Incorporating Marks in a Global Pandemic – To File or Not to File

By |November 2nd, 2021|

It has been widely reported in the National Law Journal that hundreds of applications have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office attempting to register marks incorporating

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Intellectual Property Law South Africa: Ways to Protect Your Intangible Assets

By |September 15th, 2021|

Intellectual property assets are vital for creating shareholder/stakeholder value and can oftentimes be more valuable to a business than tangible assets. Intellectual property value will vary from business to

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Adams & Adams is an internationally recognised and leading African law firm that specialises in providing intellectual property and commercial services.

With primary office locations in South Africa and branches and associate offices in a number of African countries, our firm’s leadership position is reflected in the groundbreaking work we do, the valuable client relationships we have and the quality of our professionals.

Our more than 200 professionals specialise in various legal and technical disciplines in intellectual property lawcommercial and property law, and litigation. We proudly represent many of the world’s largest corporations and organisations, as well as small to medium-sized companies, and our 70 partners are established pathfinders and thought leaders in their respective practice areas.

Our Intellectual Property law practices work with clients around the globe and across many industries to protect, enforce and commercialise their intellectual property including trade markspatentscopyright and designs.

Likewise, our general commercial legal services practices boast competent and powerful teams that are purposed to represent clients in expertise areas such as commercial litigationproperty servicespublic procurement, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, franchising, personal injury, arbitration and dispute resolution, and technology, among others.

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