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1 November 2014
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02 Sep 2014
 
 
Spoor & Fisher teams up again as SA Innovation Summit’s IP Partner
Spoor & Fisher
Specialist, full service international intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher has announced that it will continue its association as the “IP Partner” to the SA Innovation Summit. Now in its...
 
 
24 Feb 2014
 
Con Court has final say in 3M Future Africa, Standard Bank, MTN patent case
Spoor & Fisher
3M Future Africa sued Standard Bank and MTN for infringement of its patent relating to a method of authorising a transaction. The Commissioner of Patents provisionally revoked the patent because he...
 
 
12 Dec 2013
 
Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act, 28 of 2013 published
Spoor & Fisher
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act, 28 of 2013 (IPLAA) was assented to by the President and published in the Government Gazette on 10 December 2013, marking the penultimate step in the...
 
 
12 Nov 2013
 
The allure of Africa's rapidly growing economy to counterfeiters
SPOOR & FISHER
Africa is the new global growth centre and this has been confirmed by South Africa's acceptance as a BRICS member in 2010. There is a massive post-colonial infrastructure backlog coupled with a...
 
 
07 Nov 2013
 
 
 
Social media in the workplace – Employer's or employee's?
SPOOR & FISHER
The concepts of successful business strategy and social media are becoming synonymous in the 21st century. Businesses who don't embrace the benefits of social media are frankly the exception rather...
 
 
10 Sep 2013
 
 
 
The importance of innovation and the patent system in South Africa
Spoor & Fisher
Ramez Naam in his book entitled “The Infinite Resource – The Power Of Ideas On A Finite Planet” says that the most critical human faculty that exists and the most important source of our prosperity...
 
 
22 Aug 2013
 
Boutique law firm Spoor & Fisher launches Intellectual Property app
Spoor & Fisher
Spoor & Fisher, a specialist, full-service international IP law firm has launched an “IP App” to provide clients and users with helpful resources and tools. The app is available for free download...
 
 
29 May 2013
 
Regulations regarding the classification, packing and marking of edible ices intended for sale in SA
SPOOR & FISHER
On 8 February 2013 the final regulations on edible ices were published in the Government Gazette.  
 
 
 
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