From the Chair

Updates about the Chair, the Members and the IP Unit

Interview: Prof Dean on Cape Talk

Posted on May 31, 2013

Interview: Prof Dean on Cape Talk

Prof Dean was interviewed by Kieno Kammies for 567 Cape Talk radio today (31 May 2013) on World No Tobacco Day. Prof Dean discussed why Government’s proposed ban on tobacco branding (by means of plain packaging) is unconstitutional and amounts to brand genocide. The interview relates to his inaugural address and subsequent publications. This interview followed on Prof Dean’s previous interview with 702 Talk Radio (listen here).   You can listen to the interview on Cape Talk radio here.   Description (from Cape Talk): Prohibiting trademarks amounts to brand...

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Interview: Prof Dean on The Money Show

Posted on May 31, 2013

Interview: Prof Dean on The Money Show

Prof Dean was interviewed by Bruce Whitfield on 702 Talk Radio for “The Money Show”. The topic of the interview was Five reasons: Why prohibiting the use of trademarks on tobacco products makes no sense.    This interview followed on the topic of Prof Dean’s inaugural address at Stellenbosch University. You can listen to the radio interview here:       Follow Share on...

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Podcast: Prof Dean’s Inaugural Lecture

Posted on May 23, 2013

Podcast: Prof Dean’s Inaugural Lecture

On 21 May 2013 Prof Owen Dean delivered his inaugural address at Stellenbosch University to a select audience of 130 academic peers, University officials and delegates. The topic of Prof Dean’s address was “Deprivation of Trade Marks through State Interference in their Usage”. The full text of Prof Dean’s article is available here. The illustrations used during the lecture is available here.   You can listen to the lecture here. (NOTE to on-campus users: Open Inetkey to listen to the recording).       Follow Share on...

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Inaugural Lecture – Prof Owen Dean

Posted on May 8, 2013

Inaugural Lecture – Prof Owen Dean

Professor Owen Dean will deliver his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 21 May 2013 at 17:30 to mark his investiture as professor of intellectual property law at Stellenbosch University. The topic of his address is Deprivation of Trade Marks Through State Interference in Their Usage.  Summary: The lecture will address the topic of deprivation of trade marks, particularly those of tobacco products, by legislative intervention that propose to limit the use of such trade marks for reasons of public interest, particularly public health. With reference to the recent Australian cases where the state...

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Insider Views: World IP Day Festival

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

Insider Views: World IP Day Festival

“The world isn’t our stage” was a title used for an article by Prof Owen Dean about infringement of Copyright. Friday 26 April was World IP Day and the world was our stage. The Chair of IP Law and the Faculty of Law along with the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT), Microsoft SA, Proudly South African, the South African Police Service and several other IP organisations teamed up to host the first annual IP festival on campus. The World IP Day festival also served as the launch of the Be Your Own, Buy Your Own campaign. This initiative aims to counteract the wave...

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Prof Dean on Radio France International

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

Prof Dean on Radio France International

Following Prof Dean’s address to the Cape Town Press Club last week, several reports appeared in the media referring to the very real problem of internet-driven copyright infringement in South Africa and the lack of legislative measures (or even attempts by Government) to address this problem. Prof Dean was also interviewed by Radio France International on these topics.   You can listen to the interview below. Listen here   To read the full media reports select the relevant publication below:   Full text report Full text report Follow Share on...

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