Department beefs up enforcement of Regulations

It has been just under a month since the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development released a directive warning that certain meat analogue products are in contravention of local regulations relating to the packaging and labelling of processed meat products in SA (Regulation 1283 of 2019) in that they bear product names reserved […]

Intellectual PropertyKareema ShaikTrade Marks


In August 2017, the Minister of Health issued updated General Regulations (“the Regulations”) in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 (“the Act”). This introduced the category of “complementary medicines”, the definition of which included, inter alia, aromatherapy and homeotherapy products and, under the sub-category of health supplements, vitamins, minerals and […]

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Entrepreneurs to capitalise on SA’s budding cannabis industry

The South African cannabis market is poised to take off and local entrepreneurs should move industriously to secure their place in this prospective industry, says Pieter Visagie, Partner and Patent Attorney at law firm Adams & Adams.

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The legal pitfalls of offensive branding

Over the past year or so, a surprising number of international brand owners have come under fire for offensive marketing campaigns, products, and brand names. Kareema Shaik, Senior Associate at Adams & Adams, on drawing the line between interesting and offensive branding.

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Author: Kareema Shaik The Namibian High Court recently issued a decision (read the decision here) dealing with passing-off and copyright infringement in the matter of Southern Sun Africa (First Applicant) & Southern Sun Hotel Interests (Pty) Limited (Second Applicant) and Sun Square Hotel (Pty) Limited (Respondent). The Applicants form part of the well-known South African […]

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Silverware for IPLive: Jean Bruneau wins the Chris Job Award!

Each year the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (“SAIIPL“) administers and runs the Trade Mark Practitioner examinations. These are practice-based examinations that, if passed, allow the candidate to formally qualify as a Trade Mark Practitioner and automatically become a Fellow of the Institute. These examinations are tough, consisting of a series of introductory […]

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