• Spoor & Fisher receives recognition for its contribution to Innovation Management in Southern Africa

    Spoor & Fisher is pleased to announce that its University Team recently received the Department of Science and Innovation / Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (DSI/SARIMA) Award for Organisational Excellence in Innovation Management, jointly with UCT Research Contracts & Innovation.

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  • Spoor & Fisher Senior Associate, Chyreene Truluck, receives recognition for Professional Excellence in Innovation Management in Southern Africa

    Spoor & Fisher is pleased to announce that one of its Senior Associates, Chyreene Truluck, recently received the Department of Science and Innovation / Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (DSI/SARIMA) Award for Professional Excellence in Innovation Management.

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  • Lean on me when you’re not strong – licensing, distribution and franchising

    At its core, a license agreement is an agreement not to sue someone else for infringement of your intellectual property. In other words, it is an agreement in which consent is granted to another person to use your intellectual property, usually, in exchange for a royalty or sum of money.

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  • Rwanda: trade mark renewal deadline reminder

    Trade mark owners with registrations in Rwanda are reminded that trade marks registered before 14 December 2009 will have to be renewed on 14 December 2019 in order to remain valid.

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  • Uganda: copyright in the national anthem

    Copyright judgments in Uganda are fairly rare. So a judgment that deals with copyright in the national anthem is certainly worthy of discussion. The case in question is Mary Theresa Kakoma, as administrator of the estate of Professor George W Kakoma v Attorney General, a judgment of the Court of Appeal of Uganda handed down on 15 July 2019. The issue was simple - who owns the copyright in the Ugandan national anthem?

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