• Companies should understand laws around product offering

    New companies in the brewery and winery industry need to understand the importance of the laws and regulations, such as copyright and trade marks, associated with the products and services that breweries may want to offer, says Spoor & Fisher partner Eben van Wyk.

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  • Trade mark licensing in Africa: an A-Z whistle-stop tour

    With Africa proving to be a particularly lucrative region for brands seeking licensing opportunities, we examine in our article what rights holders need to know about trade mark licences from a swathe of nations across the continent.

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  • Empowering communities with digital access, content

    Providing South African communities with affordable and reliable internet access is a well-known issue that must be addressed.

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  • Good reason to protect names of origin

    Have you ever thought what Champagne, Rooibos and Harris Tweed have in common? Apart from being well-known names that are associated respectively with wine, tea and clothing; these names refer specifically to products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

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  • Mauritius: A trade mark judgment that will please multinationals

    There were two interesting trade mark judgments in Mauritius recently. Although these judgements do not contain any ground-breaking law, they do highlight how keen the Mauritian authorities are to attract foreign investment.

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