intellectual property

Coronavirus trademarks in South Africa

The month of March has seen a rush of new trademarks being applied for at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”). This has become the case in other jurisdictions around the world as well, with people trying to profit off the pandemic by registering these trademarks in the pharmaceutical category. In the United States, more than a dozen applications [...]

By | 15th May, 2020|Copyright, Copyright Law, IP Law, PPM Attorneys|

Eminem sues New Zealand’s Governing Party for Copyright Infringement: Here’s a quick copyright law refresher

Eminem is suing New Zealand's governing party for copyright infringement.  He claims that they used his song "Lose Yourself" in one of their marketing campaign videos.  They are not the first to sail close to the wind, and they will not be the last. Here's a quick guide on the main issues you should consider when faced with a similar [...]

By | 2nd May, 2017|IP Law, PPM Attorneys|