Brands in Africa: the dos and the don’ts

Africa is a vast continent and is often underestimated, both from a business but also from a brand protection perspective. Africa’s land mass exceeds that of India, China, the United States and Europe combined. It is also the second most populous continent, with over 1.3 billion people – or about 16.5% of the world’s population. […]

Godfrey BudeliIntellectual PropertyMariëtte du PlessisMohamed Jameel HamidNicole SmalbergerTrade Marks

REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE BECOMES 22nd ARIPO MEMBER STATE

After signaling its intention earlier this year to join ARIPO, the Republic of Cape Verde deposited its instruments of accession to ARIPO. The Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry, Hon. Alexandre Monteiro, presented the instruments of accession to the Director General of ARIPO, Mr Bemanya Twebaze at a ceremony held at the Embassy of Cape […]

ARIPOCape VerdeIntellectual PropertyMariëtte du PlessisNicky GarnettNthabisheng PhaswanaOur Network NewsSimon Brown

WIPR Influential women in IP

Adams & Adams is delighted to announce that it is the only law firm globally to have a lawyer recognised in all three categories of the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Diversity 2021 publication. Congratulations to the female partners, Mariëtte du Plessis ( listed as one of 60 Influential Women in IP) and Nishi Chetty […]

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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 […]

Adams NewsAlexis ApostolidisDanie DohmenDario TanzianiGérard du PlessisJac MaraisKelly ThompsonMariëtte du PlessisRussell BagnallSimon BrownSouth AfricaVishen Pillay

A ‘TUTU’ BEAUTIFUL DESIGN BY AN IP-SAVVY DESIGNER

It’s the most beautiful object in South Africa – and it’s protected! Thabisa Mjo’s Tutu 2.0 Pendant Light was recently awarded the illustrious #MBOISA title at Design Indaba 2018. It’s easy to see why it won the accolade – a stunning use of both western and African fashion styles. For the story of Thabisa’s design […]

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AWARD RECOGNISES TRAILBLAZING JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPANY

Pichulik’s ‘bold jewellery, bold women’ recipe garners Maker to Market Award

Intellectual PropertyMariëtte du PlessisPhilip Pla

PATTERNING SUCCESS THROUGH STRONG IP STRATEGIES

Beyoncé may have drawn further attention to his name when she endorsed his luxury designs in a blog post on Saturday, but Laduma Ngxokolo says the brand boost is only one step in the right direction. These were his comments to John Robbie on 702 after being asked about the ‘shout out’ by the pop […]

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