IP Law

January 23, 2017

Third Man Records will be opening modern vinyl pressing plant

In an article written by Daniel Adrian Sanchez for Digital Music News (http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/01/20/jack-white-third-man-records-vinyl-press/), it appears that indeed vinyl is making a huge comeback; at least Jack […]
December 11, 2015

Trade Marks: the prosecution process (obtaining a trade mark registration) in brief

I’d like to briefly discuss the prosecution process from search to registration of a trade mark, so that clients know what they are in for when […]
November 27, 2015

Get out your 80s leather for this one – Presidential candidate in hot water for copyright infringement of 80s megahit

We all know one of the most famous songs of the 80s, ‘Eye of the Tiger’, by Boston. The owners of copyright in this track, Rude […]
May 3, 2015

Trade Marks – the certificate doesn’t signify the end of the process

So, you’ve filed your trade mark application; the Registrar has examined and approved your trade mark; you’ve advertised your trade mark and within the three-month window […]
February 23, 2015


BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION   On 29 October 2014, the Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg handed down its judgment in the case of Cochrane Steel Products (Pty) Ltd […]
November 25, 2014

Aligning your brand with trade mark registrability requirements – some ideas

The early stages of an entrepreneur’s business life involve developing a product which will meet a certain need or want in society; or provide a novel […]
September 26, 2014

No More Needle In “Needletime” Royalty Negotiations Between Broadcasters And Sound Recording Copyright Holders

Importance of the case National Association of Broadcasters v South African Music Performance Rights Association and Another [2014] 2 All SA 263 (SCA) This judgment sets […]