Legal Articles and Guides
The South African Rugby Union (Saru) has won the legal battle to have food company Eskort cease its ambush marketing campaign using the Springboks, reports TimesLIVE.
Carvela shoes have become symbols of style, affluence and street-cred among a fashion-conscious sector in SA.
Provita owner National Brands, a subsidiary of AVI, has lost a trademark battle against competitor Snactive after the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) concluded its rights did not extend to its biscuit's characteristics.
FirstRand has tried and failed to bar Abu Dhabi’s leading banks from using the FAB trademark, which it says resembles that of its FNB subsidiary.
Colgate-Palmolive SA has won its long-running battle with Bliss Brands over the packaging of Bliss’ Securex soap, which Colgate claimed was similar to its Protex brand.
The cookie has crumbled for biscuit manufacturer, Cape Cookies, which has been told it cannot trademark its SnackCrax biscuit brand as a ‘savoury biscuit’ as it would cause confusion in the market with its competitor, Salticrax.
More than a year after reserving judgment in an urgent application, Judge Colleen Collis has finally handed down her ruling, confirming pharmaceutical giant Bayer’s patent rights.
This article will explain the Trade Mark registration process in South Africa. It will also provide you with the benefits of a registered Trade Mark.
The maker of Protex, Colgate-Palmolive, has failed to convince the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) that its competitor Lifebuoy should be banned from using the phrase ‘Deep Clean’ on its soaps reports Business Insider.
In two recent ads, flame-grilled chicken chain Pedros poked at Nando’s, implying that its characters disapprove of Nando’s chicken and prefer Pedros chicken instead.
Chicken Licken has been denied sole use of the word ‘soul’ in the context of restaurants, having failed to convince the SCA that a smaller competitor was sowing confusion.
A top New York design firm hired to create the brand identity for FNB in 1986 lifted the famous acacia tree artwork from an SA botany book by Jo Onderstall.
Actress Ntando Duma will soon find out whether she is liable for copyright infringement following improper conduct allegations levelled against her by celebrity photography agency Pixel Kollective after she apparently used photos taken by the agency for her social media campaign for snacks manufacturer Simba.
Chicken Licken had its application for leave to appeal turned down by the Western Cape High Court in its battle over its trademark ‘Soul’.
The SCA has upheld an appeal by SARS justifying its decision to seize 19 containers of cheap clothes from China, reports Fin 24.