• Spoor & Fisher offices – festive season closures

    The South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Offices will be closed from 10:00 on Friday 21 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019 inclusive.

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  • Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices

    17 December 2018 is a Public Holiday in South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: A trade mark opposition highlights the issue of re-classification

    Nigeria uses the International Classification of Goods and Services for its trade mark registration system. But there was a time when it used the old British Classification system, a system that consisted of 50 classes (all for goods).

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  • Charl Potgieter joins Spoor & Fisher’s anti-counterfeiting practice.

    We are happy to announce that trade mark attorney Charl Potgieter has joined Spoor & Fisher’s anti-counterfeiting practice as partner. Charl will be based in our Pretoria office.

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  • Novel SA technique in hydrocephalus assessment

    A novel SA technique not only improves the accuracy of ultrasound in assessing hydrocephalus, by analysing the dynamic properties of the back of the eye as a marker of pressure in the brain, but simplifies the process so it can be performed at a very basic healthcare level.

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