NARUTO & HIS FRIENDS GET A SLICE OF THE BANANA

NARUTO & HIS FRIENDS GET A SLICE OF THE BANANA

Previously, we reported the woeful tale of copyright infringement in which photographer (Mr Slater) was sued by PETA  on behalf of a macaque named Naruto, a serial selfie-snapping simian. PETA argued that, although Mr Slater set-up the camera equipment to photograph Naruto and his friends, Naruto essentially took the photographs by activating the camera button …

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Conducting Business In China – A (Cost-Effective) Practical Suggestion

Conducting Business In China – A (Cost-Effective) Practical Suggestion

Increasingly more South African firms are venturing into the Chinese market. It’s very encouraging to see how many of these firms are also acquiring Chinese trade marks to protect their intellectual property. We’re often asked for practical suggestions on how a foreign firm can bolster its position within the Chinese market, embracing the unique Chinese …

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The .AFRICA domain: shooting out the lights

The .AFRICA domain: shooting out the lights

The new domain .africa, has had one of the most successful starts of any of the new geographic top level domains (TLDs). In fact, .africa finds itself amongst the top 10 launches. We consider the .africa domain to be an indispensable extension for all businesses that conduct work on the continent. Did You Know: you do …

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Mandela Day Charity Work

Mandela Day Charity Work

As part of our commitment to Mandela Day, the Margo team participated in a collection of clothing and apparel for the Strathyre Girls’ Home. The idea behind this project is not simply to collect clothing – there is a far deeper significance: we are intentionally focussing our efforts on supporting young women, and specifically on …

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A Sense Of Humour Failure – when is a parody no longer funny?

A Sense Of Humour Failure – when is a parody no longer funny?

There is a common assumption that there’s no harm done in parodying a trade mark. Many believe that the idea of free speech, or a simple attempt to inject humour somehow provides some form of defense against trade mark infringement. This couldn’t be more wrong, as two recent incidents illustrate. Reproduced here is a copy …

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Archived Articles & Newsletters

Archived Articles & Newsletters

Newsletter March 2017 Newsletter October 2016 Newsletter July 2016 Newsletter Oct 2015 Newsletter June 2014 National Treasury & Reserve Bank Run Roughshod Over Judicial Sobriety Tax Incentives And Savings: Opportunities In IP Claiming deductions for royalty payments? Beware any “tainted IP”: A rude surprise awaits The Commercial Structuring of R&D Projects: Consequences On Potential Tax …

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