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#MandelaDay: 67 Logos Designathon
July 17, 2018

Von Seidels gives 67 South African start-ups a 67% discount on trademarks for their logos 17 July 2018 For Mandela Day this year, Colourworks and Designers Ink have selected 67 high impact South African small businesses and start-ups who needs a logo. … Continue reading

Launch of Internet Domain .charity
July 3, 2018

From Tuesday, 10 July 2018, the registration of .charity domain names will commence 3 July 2018 The new .CHARITY domain name is a valuable top-level domain (TLD) for individuals and organisations that are engaged in philanthropy, charitable giving, cause-related fund-raising and … Continue reading

Offensive Trademarks vs Freedom of Expression
June 22, 2018

22 June 2018 In South Africa, Section 10 (12) of the Trade Marks Act states that a mark shall not be registered if it is likely to give offence to a certain class of persons. This clause acts as a … Continue reading

Christine Strutt in Top 250 Women in IP 2018
June 12, 2018

Christine Strutt featured in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top Women in IP Von Seidels partner and trademark specialist, Christine Strutt has been recognised in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine’s 2018 edition of IP Stars – The Top 250 Women in IP. Of the six women endorsed … Continue reading

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