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Who owns the #tattoo design on your skin? Can someone lay claim to the #copyright in your ink? Our #lawyer explains

What Intellectual Property Rights can be protected in South Africa? @nicrosslee has a neat slide for that here at #TheBizShowSA with @NSBCSouthAfrica

Up next in our #TheBizShowSA Seminar Zone. Intellectual Property. Why is it particular important to start-ups and SMEs with Nicholas Rosslee - IP Lawyer Adams & Adams

Post Office owes $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp

We are very happy to have @AdamsAdamslaw join #SAIS2018 as a legal; and IP partner of our Summit in Cape Town for the second time in a row!!

Book your ticket for our @AdamsAdamslaw #KnowBetterDoBetter Seminar (6 Sept | @AlleeBleue) @pennya24group (Penny Streeter, OBE) from @BenguelaCove is our first speaker on the bill. Catch her inspirational story when you attend our seminar...

Book your ticket for our @AdamsAdamslaw #KnowBetterDoBetter Seminar (6 Sept | @AlleeBleue)

Speakers @MeerlustWine's Hannes Myburgh and @Compagniesdrift's Ilse Ruthford will be sharing the same topic: "Compagniesdrift Crosses the Mentorship Rubicon"


New Advertising Code Released in New Zealand (via Passle) by @jeffgreenbaum

BREAKING: High Court confirms what should be common sense:
Cops cannot lawfully conduct “revenge investigations” against the IPID investigators who are investigating them.
This ruling courtesy of the Khomotso Phahlane/IPID saga:

These are the companies that students most want to work for in South Africa via @businesstechSA

Cape-based British entrepreneur @pennya24group (and guest speaker at our @AdamsAdamslaw 'Know Better, Do Better' Seminar - 6 Sept) plants first Pinotage vineyard in the UK: @BenguelaCove @PinotageSA

#ScalesOfJustice? Here's a #TBThursday doozy: In deciding the amount to be paid by the RAF to the widow of a deceased breadwinner, the courts used to consider the probability of her remarrying - based on her appearance! You can read more about it here:

Namibia's new Industrial Property Act comes into effect on 1 Aug 2018. How will it affect your ability to protect your IP assets in that jurisdiction? Our patent, trade mark and copyright teams discuss the Act here:

Alicia van der Walt, a partner at @AdamsAdamslaw, says brand owners (more often than not) neglect to protect the features of their brand or the get-up of a product. She points out the benefits of intellectual property protection.

Pretoria East property owners want huge rates refund via @TheCitizen_News

#Tattoos Ever wonder who owns the rights to your body art? @AdamsAdamslaw's Nicole Smalberger talks about the #copyright considerations around getting #inked. Read it here:

The 2018 WineLand @AdamsAdamslaw Seminar (themed 'Know Better, Do Better') will look at how the SA wine industry can adapt its business by knowing better and then doing better to nurture its people and vines.

Photobombed? Protect your copyright. Copyright entitles the owner of the copyright in a “work” to exploit that work for his/ her own advantage and to prevent the unauthorised reproduction or adaptation of his/ her work.

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