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Cape Town Based Intellectual Property Law Firm Wins Prestigious Award
Cape Town Based Intellectual Property Law Firm ...
Intellectual property law firm Von Seidels won the “Patent Firm of the Year – South Africa”...
What? Who? Why? The Inventor Edition…
What? Who? Why? The Inventor Edition...
What is an inventor? The South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978 (“the Act”) does not provide a...
Mandatory to Record IP Rights for Goods Imported Into Kenya
Mandatory to Record IP Rights for Goods Importe...
Kenya has taken a robust approach to anti-counterfeiting by putting specific legislation in place...
2022 Awards by IP STARS (Managing IP)
2022 Awards by IP STARS (Managing IP)
Von Seidels is shortlisted for three 2022 awards by IP STARS (Managing IP): Africa Firm of the Y...
IP Law in the Video Gaming Industry
IP Law in the Video Gaming Industry
Protecting your IP in the video gaming industry Over recent years a greater focus has been placed...
ARIPO Introduces Third-Party Observations
ARIPO Introduces Third-Party Observations
The Harare Protocol on Patent and Industrial Designs empowers the African Regional Intellectual P...
10 Strategic Tips for Filing Trade Marks in Africa
10 Strategic Tips for Filing Trade Marks in Africa
Many consider Africa to be so complex that they do not know where to start when considering a fil...
International Commercialisation
International Commercialisation
8 IP Considerations  The South African Exchange Control Regulations require Treasury approval fo...
CIPC Update: The Big File Move
CIPC Update: The Big File Move
An update from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) On 26 July 2021 the Com...
Update On The Proposed TRIPS Waiver For COVID-19
Update On The Proposed TRIPS Waiver For COVID-19
An update on the TRIPS waiver proposal for the prevention, containment, and treatment of COVID-19...
Kenya Implements Anti-Counterfeit Recordation Regulations in Continuing War Against Counterfeits
Kenya Implements Anti-Counterfeit Recordation R...
Kenya is one of the African frontrunners in the implementation of legislation and procedures in t...
Anti-Counterfeiting in Africa in COVID times
Anti-Counterfeiting in Africa in COVID times
How covid-19 has hit anti-counterfeiting in Africa and what brand owners can do to fight back Th...