Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices in South Africa
Sep 16, 2021

Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices in South Africa

24 September 2021 is a Public Holiday in South Africa and the South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Offices will be closed on this day. Friday 24 September 2021 has been declared a dies non. Spoor & Fisher’s South African offices will also be closed on 24 ...
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Spoor & Fisher is 101
Sep 15, 2021

Spoor & Fisher is 101

Given the global pandemic, we at Spoor & Fisher were unable to celebrate our centenary in 2020, marking 100 years since the 1920 establishment of our firm. But we see no reason not to honour an even greater milestone, 101 years of specialising in intellectual property, during 2021. “In year 10...
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Survey Shows Social Media Evidence Accepted in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia
Sep 15, 2021

Survey Shows Social Media Evidence Accepted in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia

Article by John Foster   An extensive INTA-led survey of more than two dozen jurisdictions in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia shows that social media evidence is acceptable to at least some degree in trade...
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The TRIPS Waiver and the Business of Vaccine Manufacturing
Sep 10, 2021

The TRIPS Waiver and the Business of Vaccine Manufacturing

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2-million Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with 5.8-million people completely vaccinated at time of writing. Our country’s slow start at getting its citizens their shots in the arm has led many to blame intellectual pro...
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Zama Buthelezi promoted to Partner at Spoor & Fisher South Africa
Sep 9, 2021

Zama Buthelezi promoted to Partner at Spoor & Fisher South Africa

Spoor & Fisher is delighted to announce the promotion to Partner of Zama Buthelezi. Working out of our South Africa office and focused on the field of trade mark enforcement, Zama was the co-author of the International Comparative ...
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Everything you need to know about BIMI and validated mark certificates
Sep 3, 2021

Everything you need to know about BIMI and validated mark certificates

Everything you need to know about BIMI and validated mark certificates, how they increase brand trust, and which companies have adopted them    A range of brands are taking advantage of the Brand Indi...
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Why a clear Intellectual Property strategy is critical to securing venture capital funding
Aug 19, 2021

Why a clear Intellectual Property strategy is critical to securing venture capital funding

Intellectual property (IP) is not an end in itself.  Nobody ever needed IP to make, market or sell a product or service and, in fact, many businesses compete in the market on the basis of price, service and quality without ever registering or enforcing any intellect...
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IP protection is no game, especially during the Olympics
Aug 11, 2021

IP protection is no game, especially during the Olympics

Introduction As well as being the pinnacle of global athletic competition, the Olympics might also be considered a festival of IP protection. There are robust IP rights threaded through the Olympics at every level th...
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11 from Spoor & Fisher listed in Who’s Who Legal ‘IP 2021’ 
Aug 6, 2021

11 from Spoor & Fisher listed in Who’s Who Legal ‘IP 2021’ 

The Who’s Who Legal ‘IP 2021’ features nine trademark practitioners and two patent attorneys from Spoor & Fisher – including consultants Dr Owen Dean and Louis van Wyk – and Spoor & Fisher is once again honoured to be acknowledged by an international publicat...
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Tertia Beharie named a WIPR Influential Woman in IP for 2021
Jul 26, 2021

Tertia Beharie named a WIPR Influential Woman in IP for 2021

Tertia Beharie, Spoor & Fisher partner and leading patent attorney, has been recognised in the World IP Review’s “Influential Women in IP” project.   This ac...
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