UPC Announcements

UPC (Unified Patent Court) A single patent court covering 25 countries. January 16, 2017 – The Unified Patent Court (UPC) preparatory committee has announced that the UPC would become operational from December 2017 and working under the assumption that the...

Law Society of the Northern Provinces

The Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) is the statutory body governing the attorneys profession in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo Provinces. The Law Society however is not an attorney’s office and cannot assist members of the public by...

Lucasfilm Trademark Lawsuit

The Lucasfilm Trademark Lawsuit against New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy October 2016. Lucasfilm filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against the owner of New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy. The businesses previously sought a license from Lucasfilm but...

Franchising

Franchising: When the franchisor grants licensing rights to a franchisee to use the franchise business system. The franchisor will remain the owner of all intellectual property rights surrounding the business system. Franchiser Agreement A franchise agreement should...

LSNP Annual General Meeting 2016

LSNP: Sun City Annual General Meeting 2016 Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. attended the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) Annual General Meeting, Golf Day and Charity High Tea event at Sun City that was from 18 – 20 November 2016.  The Smit & Van Wyk,...

WISA Mine Water Division Annual Symposium

9 – 11 November 2016      The WISA Mine Water Division invites you to the Annual Symposium that takes place from 9 – 11 November 2016 at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria. The symposium theme for 2016 is: Management Options for Mine Water. Symposium speakers will...

Register Business Name

Register a Company Companies that wish to transact with the formal sector, or that wish to access government support, are required to be registered with the CIPC.  To register a company is simple and inexpensive procedure if you follow the steps outlined on the...