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24 November 2014
Legal Briefs
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18 Nov 2014
Ferrero Rocher in brand dispute with local jam producer
Adams & Adams
Italian confectionery giant, Ferrero S.p.A., has initiated legal proceedings against local jam producer, Roscherr’s Fine Foods. Ferrero is known worldwide for its FERRERO ROCHER chocolate pralines....
11 Nov 2014
Woman sues previous attorneys for allowing her claim against the RAF to prescribe
“Claims against professionals albeit attorneys, doctors, engineers, accountants, etc, are on the rise in South Africa, as is many parts of the world,” says Jean-Paul Rudd, partner in Adams & Adams,...
06 Nov 2014
The long awaited comesa merger assessment guidelines are published
The COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) Competition Commission on Friday, 31 October 2014, published its long-awaited merger assessment guidelines (“the Guidelines”). The...
29 Oct 2014
Adams & Adams gets tough on counterfeiters in Africa
As business environments improve, Africa’s urbanisation and middle class are growing rapidly.  Over the past decade, six out of ten fastest-growing economies worldwide are in sub-Saharan Africa. ...
21 Oct 2014
In the PINK...
Two fashion retailers have been at it again – this time over the trade mark PINK. In the recent case of Thomas Pink Limited v Victoria’s Secret UK Limited [2014]  EWHC 2631 (Ch) that was heard...
16 Oct 2014
Commencement of the Employment Equity Amendment Act, 47 of 2013
adams & adams
In accordance with the attached Proclamation, the Employment Equity Amendment Act came into operation on 1 August 2014.  Some of the more important provisions include :- 1. The definition of...
15 Oct 2014
Restaint of trade clauses and/or agreements: Worth more than the paper they are written on
There appears to be a common misconception that Restraint of Trade covenants are unenforceable and not worth the paper they are written on.  This is a misconception because a Restraint of Trade is...
14 Oct 2014
Rape: An 'accident' arising out of and in the course of employment for purposes of COIDA? Not quite...
The SCA recently dismissed an appeal brought by the MEC for the Department of Health, Free State Province (“MEC”) who is seeking to escape liability for damages by relying on Section 35(1) of the...
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