Blind SA vs Minister of Trade, Industry & Competition & Others

The Constitutional Court declares provisions of the Copyright Act unconstitutional The Constitutional Court of South Africa has declared the Copyright Act unconstitutional to the extent that it limits or prevents persons with visual and print disabilities from accessing works protected by copyright, in ways that persons without such disabilities would be able to access. In […]

CopyrightIntellectual PropertyWerina Griffiths

Protecting Brand Integrity Through Certification Trade Mark Protection

In a recent order by Gauteng Division of the High Court, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) was awarded damages for the unlawful use of its certification trade mark by a supplier of sanitisers and disinfectants. The SABS became aware of the manufacturer falsely using the ‘SABS Approved’ certification mark on its sanitisers and […]

Intellectual PropertyTrade MarksWerina Griffiths