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#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.

Our legal experts, representing the best in African IP law, have returned from a highly successful INTA conference.

To learn more about their work, download our Africa Update today:

The fun recorded on IPLive - the world’s greatest law firm blog - by its editor in chief @nicrosslee #INTA2018

Fun “Best Picture” winner at NBCUniversal counsel meeting. Team Sandton @AdamsAdamslaw trying to leave work early 😉 #INTA18


Must you comply with #GDPR in South Africa? @StrachanDanie discusses #GDPRcompliance and #POPI here:

Happy World Intellectual Property Day! Women ♀️are powering change everywhere, every day. What can we do to make sure more women become innovators and creators tomorrow? #WorldIPDay
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Celebrating women inventors on World IP Day Today's World IP Day highlights the vital role of women in innovation and creativity

Counting the cost of #unlicensed software: South African companies paid almost R5,2-million in damages for using unlicensed #software in 2017, up from R3,6-million in 2016 ~ ~ #PiracyIsFraud @AdamsAdamslaw

#GDPR will repeal existing Data Protection Directive in the #EU when it comes into force on 25 May 2018. WhoIs: where are you?

"Lens-less microscopy makes use of computational photography to image samples", Partner, Vishen Pillay. #Cellnostics #TechDay @CSIR

#CSIRTechDay exhibition of some of our patents and technologies available for licensing


Dr Mkhulu Mathe is talking us through patents and technologies available for licensing at the #CSIR Energy Materials Competency Area at the #CSIRTechDay

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