• Public Holiday Closure of Spoor & Fisher offices in South Africa

    27 April 2021 is a Public Holiday in South Africa and the South African Patent, Design, Copyright and Trade Mark Offices will be closed on this day. Tuesday 27 April 2021 has been declared a dies non.

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  • SA brands getting IP right: Bathu Shoes

    Bathu, a proudly South African sneaker brand with its roots in 2015, is not only making the right moves to become a beloved household name, but is also taking all the right steps to build a legacy that lasts. This is how Bathu is getting its intellectual property (IP) right and, in doing so, building a sustainable and financially viable business with the potential to last.

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  • South Africa: A passing off judgment

    The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down its judgment in a passing off case recently - Koni Multinational Brands (Pty) Ltd v Beiersdorf AG (553/19) (2020) ZASCA 24, 19 March 2021.

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  • South Africa: A rare patent judgment

    The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has handed down a rare patent judgment, Groundprobe (Pty) Ltd and Another Reutech Mining (Pty) Ltd and Others (Case no. 1226/2019) (2021) ZASCA, 19 March 2021.

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  • AI tools can help legal firms work more effectively

    The past year reshaped the legal landscape, as many South African law firms were forced to adopt new technologies to survive. The transition to remote working, document sharing, automation, and virtual conference calls, changed the way many legal professionals operate. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), many law firms are implementing innovative solutions to save time, with impressive results.

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