Legal Updates

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 Sout...
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Cape Verde and ARIPO
Jul 15, 2022

Cape Verde and ARIPO

We recently reported that the Republic of Cape Verde had acceded to a number of international agreements, although the instruments of accession had yet to be deposited. Amon...
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Haiti: Trade mark renewals and declarations of use - grace periods scrapped and official fees increased
Jul 15, 2022

Haiti: Trade mark renewals and declarations of use - grace periods scrapped and official fees increased

There have been some significant and perhaps slightly concerning disturbing developments in Haiti. Trade mark renewals and declarations of use - grace periods sc...
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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...
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Zimbabwe: A trade mark judgment
Jun 7, 2022

Zimbabwe: A trade mark judgment

IP judgments in Zimbabwe IP judgments in Zimbabwe are rare. So the recent Supreme Court decision of
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