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IP Developments in South Africa
May 18, 2018

IP Landscape of South Africa heading in the right direction 30 April 2018 There have been numerous developments in IP law in South Africa including the following four topics which Gunther Roland provides an update on. Full details in the … Continue reading

IP Update: Amendments to the Banjul Protocol on Marks
April 13, 2018

ARIPO Administrative Council approves amendments to the Banjul Protocol on Marks 22 February 2018 A review of the Banjul Protocol on Marks, the treaty that makes provision for the registration of trade marks with the African Regional Intellectual Property Office … Continue reading

Von Seidels at BRICS IP Conference and BRICS IP Forum in China
April 4, 2018

Von Seidels managing partner, Bastiaan Koster recently spoke at the BIPF (BRICS IP Forum) on 28 March 2018 and also attended the BRICS IP Conference (the 10th BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices’ Meeting) and visited law firms in Chengdu, China. … Continue reading

Reserve Bank Changes & IP Exchange Control
March 27, 2018

27 March 2018 Von Seidels Attorney, Nick Pemberton contributed to Ventureburn’s article “Reserve Bank changes to IP exchange have had no impact – venture capitalist” While intellectual property attorneys say changes instituted a year ago by the Reserve Bank have … Continue reading

Agri-Water Open Innovation Challenge
March 20, 2018

Von Seidels aboard the search for innovative water saving technology 20 March 2018 In an effort to address the water crisis in the Western Cape, the Austrian Trade Commission (ATC), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), Silicon Cape and RIIS recently launched an open … Continue reading

Von Seidels Client Designs Most Beautiful Object in SA
March 6, 2018

Von Seidels client awarded for designing the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 05 March 2018 Last year, Von Seidels partnered up with the Guild Group and the Design Foundation to sponsor and present the Future Found Award at the … Continue reading

2017 Design Foundation Awards
February 1, 2018

Von Seidels proud to be a supporter of upcoming design talent in South Africa 1 February 2018 As the foremost platform for contemporary design in Africa, the Guild Group facilitates international collaborations, presents ground-breaking exhibitions and exports and retails design … Continue reading

Forged Trademarks in Zimbabwe
January 31, 2018

Zimbabwe clamps down on forged trademarks 04 January 2018 A trade mark is considered to have been forged if it has been used by a person who is not authorised to use it, or if it has been falsified by … Continue reading

Patents and Trade Marks Office Closed Over Christmas
December 15, 2017

Notice from the South African Patent and Trade Marks Office (CIPC) 15 December 2017 Notice is hereby given (in terms of the Acts mentioned in the schedule below), that the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) will be closed to … Continue reading

(Amended) ADR Regulations for .ZA domain names
November 22, 2017

Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations for .ZA domain names amended: 22 November 2017 By notice published in the Government Gazette on 10 November 2017, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has amended the .ZA Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Regulations issued in … Continue reading