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Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators

Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register...

8 Jun 2021

Wine exports to China? How to navigate trade mark territory...

Media reports that China recently implemented anti-dumping duties on Australian wines introducing import tariffs of anywhere from 100% - 215%...

By Donvay Wegierski 3 Jun 2021

Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equity

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

By Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 13 May 2021

Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

By Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

Plagiarism, copyright and the importance of protecting Intellectual Property in PR

Defining these concepts might be a great start for all of us, especially for aspirant and young PR professionals....

By Miranda Lusiba 12 May 2021

PoPIA: 5 tips to secure electronic signatures in your business

The challenges that must be met for legal compliance with PoPIA in South Africa may include the signing of documents remotely using digital signatures...

By Zeldeen Muller 10 May 2021

Tips to avoiding the blurred lines of musical copyright

In 2015, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines", infringed on Marvin Gaye's 1977 "Got to Give It Up"...

By Hugh Melamdowitz 10 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

How to ensure PoPIA compliance among BYOD remote workforces

With PoPIA soon coming into effect, are employees who use their personal devices for work purposes - and their employers - violating its rules? Potentially yes...

By Sián Fields 4 May 2021

Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark dispute

French luxury fashion house Chanel has lost its latest attempt to block the registration of a trade mark applied for by Chinese technological giant Huawei Technologies...

By David Legge 3 May 2021

Data as currency: how to use and monetise data

We generate a massive amount of information every day. This information can be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations; yielding outputs with a multitude of uses.

By Dina Biagio 26 Apr 2021

Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversy

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021






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