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Technical Artistry: An Unlikely Source of Patents
4月 19, 2024

Technical Artistry: An Unlikely Source of Patents

Artistry is a staple of life, from literature, poetry and theatre to the visual arts.  Kurt Vonnegut, the American author and social commentator, wrote, “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or b...
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Swift Justice - The Tale of Copyright Cat-and-Mouse in Taylor’s Version
4月 11, 2024

Swift Justice - The Tale of Copyright Cat-and-Mouse in Taylor’s Version

When Frank Sinatra started his own record label, Reprise Records in 1960, he re-recorded many of his old songs with the intention of increasing his rights in and cut of the revenue generated from his music. Def Leppard did the same thing in 2012-13, calling these re-recordings “forgeries”, as a w...
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Can the New York Times Stop the Machine?
3月 13, 2024

Can the New York Times Stop the Machine?

The New York Times (NYT) is taking on tech giant Microsoft (MS) and The Disrupters - the OpenAI group of companies (OAI) - in the New York District Court, alleging that MS and OAI are copying and using NYT's work and "massive investment in journalism" without permission or payment to create gener...
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AI Bias and Misappropriation: Lessons Learned from the Wu and Costello Case Study
2月 26, 2024

AI Bias and Misappropriation: Lessons Learned from the Wu and Costello Case Study

Nassia Matsa, Jade McSorely and Shereen Wu are models whose images have been altered using generative AI and their tales taught us important lessons on AI bias, misappropriation, hallucinations and more. Is it legal to use an image of a natura...
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IP law Trends in 2024 and Beyond
2月 9, 2024

IP law Trends in 2024 and Beyond

A plethora of micro, macro, and mega IP law trends have emerged over the past few years, which we expect will reshape the legal landscape in 2024 and beyond. These IP law trends affect not only how we practice on a day-to-day basis but are also likely to transform the broader industry in South Af...
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Data Monetization in Harmony with Intellectual Property and Privacy Considerations
1月 30, 2024

Data Monetization in Harmony with Intellectual Property and Privacy Considerations

Data and data analytics? Big business. We generate a massive amount of information every day, sourced via the Internet of (Every)Thing(s), GPS trackers, fitness wearables, software-as-a-service, web content and social media. This information can be analysed computationally to yield outputs ...
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Navigating NFT Ownership and IP Rights
1月 19, 2024

Navigating NFT Ownership and IP Rights

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have emerged as a groundbreaking force, reshaping concepts of ownership and intellectual property (IP) rights. This transformative technology, rooted in blockchain, offers unique opportunities and challenges, particularly in th...
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The Original Mickey Mouse Enters the Public Domain: The IP Implications
1月 12, 2024

The Original Mickey Mouse Enters the Public Domain: The IP Implications

As of 2024, the original Mickey Mouse, one of the most iconic characters in entertainment history, has entered the public domain. This transition marks a significant moment for creators, fans, the entertainment industry and the implications for intellectual property law. We look at the implica...
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South Africa's Escalating Counterfeit Crisis
1月 9, 2024

South Africa's Escalating Counterfeit Crisis

Many well-known brands are losing out to counterfeit goods, and they may not even realise it. According to Michael Lamont, a partner at Spoor & Fisher who specialises in  combatting counterfeiting in south...
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Savouring SA Tradition: Karoo Lamb Granted GI Status
12月 6, 2023

Savouring SA Tradition: Karoo Lamb Granted GI Status

In South Africa, delicious lamb, grilled on a warm summer's evening, is more than just a meal - it's a source of national pride. This is especially true for lamb from the Karoo region, known for its unique flavour and texture. Recognising its distinctiveness, Karoo Lamb has been awarded Geographi...
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