BIOPROSPECTING IN SOUTH AFRICA

INTRODUCTION South Africa has a biodiversity of 10% of the world’s plants; 7% of the world’s reptiles, birds and mammals and 15% of known coastal marine species. Over and above, South Africa is a rich source of traditional knowledge concerning the use of biological resources for the healing of ailments and the like. (Bioprospecting Regulatory […]

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Adams & Adams named South African IP Law Firm of the Year – Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers®, a highly respected legal profession peer review publication recently announced their Best Lawyers® list for 2021 acknowledging outstanding global firms and lawyers. In the latest edition, Adams & Adams scooped the top spot for Law Firm of the Year, Intellectual Property Law in South Africa. In addition, 13 Adams & Adams Partners are […]

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Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in South Africa: overview

Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in South Africa: overview by Danie Dohmen, Jenny Pienaar, Alexis Apostolidis and Jeanette Visagie A Q&A guide to pharmaceutical IP and competition law in South Africa. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including patents, trade marks, competition law, patent licensing, generic entry, abuse of dominance and parallel […]

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Medicinal Product Regulation and Product Liability in South Africa

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in South Africa: overview by Danie Dohmen, Jenny Pienaar, Alexis Apostolidis and Jeanette Visagie A Q&A guide to medicinal product regulation and product liability law in South Africa. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including pricing and state funding, manufacturing, marketing, clinical trials, advertising, labelling, and […]

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Covid-19 – its legislative effect on South Africa, with a focus on the IP industry

The enforcement of “lockdown” by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 27 March brings with it much uncertainty and unchartered territory, in all aspects of life.  The full extent of this worldwide pandemic is yet to be seen, understood or experienced.  Uncertainty is at the forefront of the thoughts of most people.

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