Spoor & Fisher Jersey - Closed Monday 19 September 2022
Sep 13, 2022

Spoor & Fisher Jersey - Closed Monday 19 September 2022

Spoor & Fisher Jersey Office will be closed on 19 September 2022 On behalf of Spoor & Fisher Jersey, I offer our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family following the news of the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Nations f...
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Announcement
Aug 12, 2022

Announcement

Mike Sevant 1951 - 2022 We are sad to announce that Mike Sevant, former Managing Director of Spoor & Fisher Jersey, passed away on 9 August 2022. Mike played a key role in the development of the firm, joining soon after its establishment by Laurie Hart in 1977, and it is la...
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Trade Marks in Africa
Aug 8, 2022

Trade Marks in Africa

Intellectual property in Africa - An introduction With 59 countries and island states, Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. More than 1.3 billion people call Africa home, and that number is growing rapidly. There’s a great deal happening in Africa right now, with the African ...
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Filing, prosecuting, managing, and enforcing patents in Africa
Aug 2, 2022

Filing, prosecuting, managing, and enforcing patents in Africa

Filing, prosecuting, managing, and enforcing patents in Africa, a continent with 59 countries and islands, requires specialist intellectual property knowledge, experience, and on-the-ground resources and relationships, because each African country has different laws, policies, and infrastructure,...
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Heir entitled: death, wills, and intellectual property legacies
Jul 28, 2022

Heir entitled: death, wills, and intellectual property legacies

Death and taxes are inevitable, but how do intangible assets such as trade marks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property and their related income streams, transfer to heirs in a deceased person’s estate? Immovable tangible assets are usually the foremost considerations when drafti...
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Spoor & Fisher assist SA Rooibos Council in historic benefit-sharing agreement
Jul 20, 2022

Spoor & Fisher assist SA Rooibos Council in historic benefit-sharing agreement

SA Rooibos Council: Historic benefit-sharing agreement History was made in July 2022, when the Rooibos industry disbursed the first round of benefit-sharing funds to the National Khoisan Council and the South African San Council as part of an Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) agreement t...
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What is not patentable in South Africa?
Jul 5, 2022

What is not patentable in South Africa?

Not patentable according to the South African Patents Act There are several Intellectual Property laws for protecting various Intellectual Property, such as Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, and Copyright. Each Intellectual Property law defines the requirements for obtaining protection and...
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WIPO’s Implementation of the ST.26 Standard for Sequence Listings
Jun 29, 2022

WIPO’s Implementation of the ST.26 Standard for Sequence Listings

Patent applications containing DNA, RNA As from 1 July 2022 all patent applications containing DNA, RNA and protein sequences that are filed in terms of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) must comply with the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) new ST.26 format in extensi...
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The dangers of buying fake or counterfeit alloy wheels
Jun 27, 2022

The dangers of buying fake or counterfeit alloy wheels

Running flat with counterfeit alloy wheels Authentic after-market alloy wheels are produced to certain quality and safety standards, more so when it comes to speciality alloy wheels meant for off-road vehicles or sports cars, where the alloy wheels must hold up under the stress of more ...
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Unpacking the Metaverse and NFTs: What Trade Mark Owners Should Know
Jun 17, 2022

Unpacking the Metaverse and NFTs: What Trade Mark Owners Should Know

As companies explore opportunities in the digital realm, the intellectual property implications need to be considered, especially with regard to trade mark rights in computer generated virtual reality environments and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). What is the Metaverse? The term “metaver...
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