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20 April 2014
Polity Focus
 
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How IP laws apply to the Internet
Intellectual Property Law
There is no specific set of rules for the application of intellectual property (IP) laws to material published on the Internet, says law firm Spoor and Fisher IP lawyer Megan Reimers, who explains...
 
 
Multifaceted approach to innovation and IP required – lawyer
Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property (IP) law in South Africa is significantly influenced by societal and economic change, with IP laws being determined by statutes and the common law, says law firm Adam & Adams...
 
 
Traditional knowledge to be protected through IP legislation
Intellectual Property
Traditional knowledge (TK), such as folklore, is a controversial topic, and government feels it should be legally protected by making amendments to the intellectual property (IP) statutes. However,...
 
 
06 Jul 2012
 
IP Law vs Social Media – a grey area
Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property (IP) law tops the list in the various fields of law as an unmitigated minefield for various legal pitfalls. Polity gains insight from two local attorneys who agree that IP...
 
 
 
 
Local interest in IP growing – IP law institute
Intellectual Property Law
Awareness of the value of intellectual property (IP) is growing steadily in South Africa, as significantly more companies are becoming aware of the opportunities it can offer, not only locally but...
 
 
SA not reaching its full potential in R&D – IP specialist
Intellectual Property Law
Despite government initiatives to promote and encourage research and development, South Africa is not developing the way it should in this area, says specialist intellectual property (IP) firm...
 
 
30 Sep 2011
 
IP due diligences can benefit both parties in M&A transactions
Intellectual Property Law
With merger and acquisitions continuing to surge, a surprising number of transactions are concluded without any investigation into the target company’s intellectual property (IP). Last year saw...
 
 
 
 
IP perspective on Consumer Protection Act and Companies Act
Intellectual Property Law
Local law firm Webber Wentzel reports the new Consumer Protection Act (CPA) of 2008 may lead to new challenges from a trademarks perspective when the Companies and Intellectual Property...
 
 
 
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