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This decision of the Western Cape High Court is noteworthy in that it deals with passing off in respect of an entire range of products, rather than a single product-to-product comparison.
06 December 2023
In our latest round-up, we look at Rolex topping the list of seized counterfeit watches in South Korea, police issuing a warning over a fake Wilko website, and much more.
17 October 2023
This Supreme Court of Appeal’s judgment clarifies that Section 10(17) of the Trademarks Act is not limited to cases involving dissimilar goods or services.
10 October 2023
The Counterfeit Goods Act is a crucial new weapon in the battle against homegrown infringement, setting out the procedures and penalties needed to take on counterfeiters.
29 September 2023
The ruling highlights the importance of a thorough and holistic assessment of trademarks in infringement cases.
28 July 2023
This is a rare example of a judgment tackling the issue of the effect of an endorsement, such as a disclaimer or an admission.
09 August 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at Italy stepping up the fight against food fakes, 50% of consumers holding brands responsible for counterfeiting, and much more.
14 June 2022
Can a company monopolise the word ‘soul’ for foodstuffs and restaurant services? This question has been debated at length in South Africa, thanks to the efforts of Golden Fried Chicken (Pty) Ltd, the owner of the registered trademarks SOUL and SOUL KITCHEN.
19 April 2022
To ensure that rights holders take full advantage of the anti-counterfeiting programmes in South Africa, it is essential that they develop relationships with local law enforcement agencies such as the police and Customs.
15 April 2022
The football and legal words recently met for a clash of the titans in an appeal heard by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal.
17 December 2021
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