Publications

Articles, reviews and commentary by the members of the Chair

Great Listening: Discourse on the Copyright Amendment Bill

Posted on Jan 30, 2019

Great Listening: Discourse on the Copyright Amendment Bill

Prof Sadulla Karjiker, the incumbent Chair of IP Law, joined Hugh Melamdowitz, partner at Spoor & Fisher, and Wiseman Ngubo, head of legal and business Affairs for CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association) on Classic FM 1027’s Classic Business to discuss the diversity of views on the latest draft of the Copyright Amendment Bill. Listen to the podcast below or click here to visit the website. Follow Share on...

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IP Public Lecture 2018 – Patent Enforcement Lessons for SA Policy Development

Posted on Jul 22, 2018

IP Public Lecture 2018 – Patent Enforcement Lessons for SA Policy Development

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Watch the video of the lecture below. The annual Intellectual Property Law Public Lecture, presented by the Chair of IP Law and the Faculty of Law, will take place on 16 August 2018. Prof. Dr. Christoph Ann will deliver the lecture on the topic Patent Enforcement – lessons for SA policy development. He will discuss the link between a meaningful patent system and the ability to effectively enforce patent rights. In light of the proposed changes to the South African patent system, his topic is particularly relevant and will include lessons learned by the EU patent...

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Prof Dean on KayaFm discuss Mbube legacy

Posted on May 2, 2018

Prof Dean on KayaFm discuss Mbube legacy

Prof Owen Dean discussed the case of Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) by Solomon Linda on Kaya FM. You can listen to the interview here.         Follow Share on...

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Movie Screening #worldipday

Posted on Apr 18, 2018

Movie Screening #worldipday

To celebrate world IP day, Stellenbosch University, Innovus, the Chair of IP Law and Spoor & Fisher will host a private screening of the film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on 25 April to coincide with the World IP Day Seminar, which will start later on the same day. The film, starring Oprah Winfrey, is based on the award winning non-fiction book of the same title by Rebecca Skloot. It documents the story of Henrietta Lacks, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the 1950s, and whose HeLa cells  would change the course of cancer treatment. The Immortal Life of Henrietta...

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World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

Posted on Apr 12, 2018

World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

Looking for the most recent event? Click here.  On 25 April 2018 the Chair of IP Law at the Faculty of Law, and Innovus, marked World IP Day by hosting a public seminar followed by a Q&A panel session on the theme Powering change: Stellenbosch womxn in innovation and creativity. The focus of this seminar was the people behind the innovation, creativity and social impact that underlies IP rights in South Africa and the value of inspired work. It highlighted the personal journeys, views and experiences of six remarkable women who have made, and continue to make, an impact on society by...

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Commentary: Draft Intellectual Property Policy Phase 1 2017

Posted on Nov 8, 2017

Commentary: Draft Intellectual Property Policy Phase 1 2017

Prof Sadulla Karjiker and Dr Madelein Kleyn recently submitted the following comments to the DTI on the Draft IP Policy Phase 1 2017. The full text of the IP Chair’s commentary may be downloaded here.     Introduction The Department of Trade and Industry published the Draft Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa Phase I 2017 (the “2017 Draft IP Policy”).[1] The Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, has invited interested persons to submit written comments on the 2017 Draft IP Policy by 17 November 2017,[2] and these comments are submitted in...

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