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Von Seidels in World Trademark Review 2021
February 17, 2021

All Von Seidels trade mark partners recognised as leading professionals World Trademark Review has published their 2021 edition of WTR1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Von Seidels has maintained its position as a recommended and ranked law firm in South … Continue reading

When Dotted Lines Become Blurred
February 12, 2021

The pitfalls of electronic signatures in copyright assignments In South African law the assignment of copyright shall only have effect if it is “in writing signed by or on behalf of the assignor”. The use of electronic signatures is becoming … Continue reading

Von Seidels Recognised for IP Law in South Africa
February 10, 2021

2021 industry leaders announced by Corporate Intl Global Awards Corporate Intl Global has conducted its extensive research process for the Corporate Intl Global 2021 Awards. Von Seidels has been awarded in the following category: Intellectual Property Rights Law Firm of … Continue reading

Von Seidels Recognised in IAM Patent 1000 2020
August 13, 2020

All Von Seidels patent partners are recognised again in the Patent 1000 Von Seidels has maintained its position as a recommended and ranked patent law firm in South Africa, and all of our patent partners feature again in the individual … Continue reading

Trademark Update: Kenya
June 18, 2020

Kenya has recently begun an initiative to rid its Trade Mark Register of all unwanted trade mark registrations; in particular, the Registrar has mounted an assault on trade marks which have not been renewed by their respective proprietors in due … Continue reading

Trademark Update: Mozambique
May 27, 2020

Mozambique accedes to the Banjul Protocol As anticipated as long ago as 2016, Mozambique has finally acceded to the Banjul Protocol (the instrument which provides for the registration of trade marks at ARIPO), bringing the total membership to this Protocol … Continue reading

Von Seidels Wins Two Global Law Experts 2020 Awards
March 13, 2020

Von Seidels wins two titles in the 11th Annual GLE Awards Over recent months, Global Law Experts has conducted its extensive nomination and research process for the 11th Annual GLE Awards. They awarded Von Seidels as the winners in the following … Continue reading

Trademark Update: Somalia
March 3, 2020

Filing trade mark applications in Somalia Since the Somali government was overthrown in 1991, it has not been possible to obtain registered trade mark protection in Somalia. It has intermittently been possible to publish Cautionary Notices in a national newspaper … Continue reading

Von Seidels Interviewed by China Intellectual Property News
February 24, 2020

China’s fast developing IP system and its consistent increase in quality and depth. In a recent interview by China Intellectual Property News, Bastiaan Koster, former President of the Bureau of Federation of International IP Attorneys (FICPI), shared his comments on … Continue reading

Trademark Update: Rwanda
February 20, 2020

Grace period for late renewal of trade marks filed in Rwanda before 14 December 2009 As previously reported (see news post here) The Rwanda Law 31/2009 on the Protection of Intellectual Property was enacted in 2009 and came into force on … Continue reading