• South Africa: Plant Breeders’ Rights Office will be closed from 27 March until 16 April 2020

    The Director: Genetic Resources, Dr Noluthando Netnou-Nkoana has issued a formal notice advising that, the Plant Breeders’ Rights Office will be closed from 27 March until 16 April 2020.

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  • South Africa: South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

    Adv. Rory Voller, Commissioner of CIPC, has on 24 March 2020 issued a formal notice advising that, in anticipation of the national COVID-19 lockdown that is to come into effect at midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020,

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  • Spoor & Fisher South African Offices: COVID-19 lockdown and next steps

    South Africa’s leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa, last night declared that the country would enter a state of lockdown from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020.

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  • COVID-19: effects on IP practice in Africa and the Caribbean

    Find out about the latest developments in terms of disruptions at the Intellectual Property Offices and Courts across Africa and the Caribbean.

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  • South Africa: The robots are coming. But who owns the IP?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) experimentation is now prolific across South African companies, with many businesses demonstrating great enthusiasm for it.

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