There was recently a case in the Eastern Cape High Court that demonstrates so simply what passing off is really all about. The case involved one product that all proud South Africans buy on a fairly regular basis, namely braai salt. The one party is Swartkops Sea Salt (Pty) Ltd, the wholesaler who has been [...]
The Trade Mark Registration and Protection Proclamation was published in Ethiopia in 2006 but the implementing regulations only became effective from 24 January 2013. This means that all owners of Trade Marks in Ethiopia will be required to file new applications no later than 24 June 2014. All new applications will not be registered automatically [...]
International Franchise Expo 2013 9 – 11 May 2013 | Sandton Convention Centre The International Franchise Expo takes place from 9 to 11 May 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng. The International Franchise Expo has over the past 17 years developed into the biggest franchise exhibition on the African continent and the most [...]
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