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23 May 2015
Legal Briefs
 
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22 May 2015
 
 
Depression: The impact that it has on an employee’s functioning
ADAMS & ADAMS
The recent tragic Germanwings crash served as yet another reminder of how far employers are from understanding how to deal with depression in the workplace especially in high risk professions....
 
 
21 May 2015
 
Twin brother mistakenly arrested and detained set to receive millions from Minister of Police
Adams & Adams
Shane Smith, a father of two, is set to receive a substantial sum of damages from the Minister of Police. The 32-year-old Alberton receiving clerk is claiming R4 961 190.73 from the Minister of...
 
 
DTI publishes revised notice of clarification on B-BBEE Codes
ADAMS & ADAMS
On Friday 15 May 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) published a General Notice in Gazette Number 38799 (the Revised Notice) in which it withdrew the General Notice issued in...
 
 
20 May 2015
 
The effectiveness of the Madrid trade mark filing system in Africa
ADAMS & ADAMS
The Madrid trade mark filing system is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.  It is a cost effective manner to register trade marks...
 
 
12 May 2015
 
DTI backtracks on clarification notice regarding amended B-BBEE codes - a legal perspective
ADAMS & ADAMS
After publishing a General Notice issued in Gazette Number 38764 on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 (the Notice) which had the effect of virtually abolishing the recognition of ownership rights achieved using...
 
 
04 May 2015
 
Adams & Adams is exclusive legal provider to 702 Sun International SLEEP OUT
Adams & Adams
Eight directors of Intellectual Property Law firm, Adams & Adams, will be participating in the South African chapter of the 702 Sun International CEO SLEEP OUT with the aim of raising close to R1...
 
 
07 Apr 2015
 
Blurred lines: Un-blurring the issue of when inspiration becomes copyright infringement
ADAMS & ADAMS
The chart topping song "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams has been engulfed in a hurricane of controversy since it first hit the airwaves in 2013.  While the lyrics of the song...
 
 
01 Apr 2015
 
Consequences of reinstatement of deregistered companies
ADAMS & ADAMS
Administrative deregistration of companies are common place in South Africa, usually as a result of a company’s failure to file its annual returns. Because neither the public nor the affected...
 
 
 
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