PROTECTING TREVOR NOAH

Trevor Noah has recently been appointed as the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The Daily Show is a late night talk and news satire television program which airs Monday to Thursday and premiered in 1996. The … Read More

THE ASA SEES THE LITE

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) handed down an interesting decision recently in the case of South African Breweries Ltd v Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Ltd. Interesting because it’s a rare example of the ASA acknowledging that colour can play a trade … Read More

RED BULL TRADE MARK CASE

Red Bull has recently taken on another “bovine” in the form of an ox. A local brewery in Northern Virginia in the USA, the Old Ox Brewery, has received a letter of demand and is currently in litigation around the … Read More

THE KIT KAT CASE

The SCA decision in the case of Nestlé v Iffco is a big one. Here are the most important findings: • Nestlé’s 3D registrations for the shape of the Kit Kat bar were valid. They did not contravene the provision … Read More

EVOLYM v EVOLVE

On 1 December 2014 the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down its judgement in the case of Yair Shimansky v Browns the Diamond Store. The issue was whether Shimansky – the owner of five jewellery stores and a registration … Read More

ROBERTSON WINES

The recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision in the case of Roodezandt Ko-operatiewe Wynmakery Ltd v Robertson Winery (Pty) Ltd and the Registrar of Trade Marks isn’t ground-breaking, but there’s some interesting stuff in there. A company had a … Read More

ADWORDS

South Africa had its first AdWords decision recently. In the case of Cochrane v M-Systems, the issue was this: is it lawful for M-Systems– which competes with fencing company Cochrane, the owner of the big-selling ClearVu brand – to acquire … Read More

SPECSAVERS

The long-running European trade mark saga of Specsavers v Asda is of some interest to us in South Africa. It’s not necessary to go into the whole story, but what’s important is that Specsavers had a Community Trade Mark (European … Read More

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