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Protection of franchising brands

26th July 2010 The most valuable asset in most franchise systems is the brand. Amazingly, it is in many instances not properly protected. To obtain competent... 

Key franchising aspects of the consumer protection act 

22nd July 2010 Unprepared or weaker Franchisors including particularly those who do not prescribe to competent franchisor practices or fail to provide reasonable... 

Key aspects of copyright and know-how in franchising 

21st July 2010 In addition to the brand, another two types of the intellectual property which are commonly licensed in a franchise system and which are also... 

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An opportunity for franchisors — The Consumer Protection Act

13th July 2010 The Consumer Protection Act ("the Act") will apply to franchise agreements and is likely to pose significant challenges to many weaker franchisors,... 

Expired patents can be treasure chests for those seeking to weather the stormy economic climate

2nd July 2010 The enormous rate at which information and knowledge is being created, distributed and disseminated renders it crucial that minds creating them... 

Purchasing Property in South Africa

8th June 2010 Visitors to South Africa may find a property they wish to make their new or second home, or to buy property for rental or investment purposes.... 

Balancing a respondent’s fair trial rights with preserving the integrity of the Competition Commission’s investigative process

3rd June 2010 In specific circumstances the Competition Commission ("the Commission") restricts access to its full record by claiming litigation privilege over... 

Business sector must brace itself for more onerous merger filing requirements

2nd June 2010 Merger filing requirements, ever a complex process, have just become yet more onerous - and confusing. On 30 March 2010, the Competition Commission... 

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