Publications

Articles, reviews and commentary by the members of the Chair

Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

It is about time! Great news for those in need of new, good fiction in the courtroom drama sub-genre with a truly South African perspective – the new book The Summit Syndrome has just been published by Authorhouse UK. And the best part – it is set as a copyright infringement case authored by the man who knows how to tell this story very well, Professor Owen Dean. Mixing legal suspense with a character-driven plot “in this dramatic story of treachery, betrayal, love, and an obsession to succeed, a lawyer takes on a complex and bizarre copyright case while in a state of...

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ANC Legal Research Group on Copyright Amendment Bill

Posted on Oct 15, 2017

ANC Legal Research Group on Copyright Amendment Bill

The legal research group of the African National Congress held a workshop in Sandton on 14 October 2017 to discuss the Copyright Amendment Bill 2017 with input from a panel of experts and questions from the attendees. The panel included the current Chair of Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University, Prof Sadulla Karjiker, and the founding Chair and current Fellow of IP Law at Stellenbosch University, Prof Owen Dean. A detailed, diverse and open discussion followed the panel presentations on inter alia the application of copyright law in the African context, the protection of...

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Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sadulla Karjiker

Posted on Sep 12, 2017

Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sadulla Karjiker

The investiture of Professor Sadulla Karjiker will take place on Thursday 28 September 2017 during his inaugural lecture as professor of law at Stellenbosch University. The topic of Prof Karjiker’s address is IP: Politics and beyond. The inaugural lecture will also serve as the Intellectual Property Law Public Lecture 2017 and is open to the public. Please click here to download the invitation.   Date 28 September 2017 Time 18:00 for 18:30 Venue Jannasch Hall, Konservatorium, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch For directions to the venue please click here. RSVP Before...

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Full Review: Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Posted on Jun 14, 2017

Full Review: Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

The Chair of IP Law has submitted its commentary on the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill, version B13-2017, published by the Department of Trade and Industry on 16 May 2017, pursuant to Government Gazette (Notice 799 of 2017 (GG 40121, 5 July 2016). The full text of the Chair’s comments, drafted by Prof Sadulla Karjiker and Mr Cobus Jooste, is available here.   Follow Share on...

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Video: Prof Karjiker on the Copyright Amendment Bill

Posted on Jun 14, 2017

Video: Prof Karjiker on the Copyright Amendment Bill

The incumbent of the Chair of IP Law, Prof Sadulla Karjiker, recently addressed the Geneva Network/Free Market Foundation Roundtable discussion on South Africa’s journey to a knowledge economy: progress and challenges. His speech dealt with the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill, and supplements the comments of the Chair of IP Law on the Bill. You can watch a recording of Prof Karjiker’s speech here. You can read more about the 2017 Bill here.     Follow Share on...

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Prof Owen Dean peer-selected to list of Best Lawyers in SA

Posted on Nov 18, 2016

Prof Owen Dean peer-selected to list of Best Lawyers in SA

Professor Owen Dean, first incumbent of the Chair of IP Law, Emeritus Professor and current Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University has again been selected by his peers in legal practice for inclusion in the 8th edition of the list of best lawyers in South Africa in the practice area of Intellectual Property Law. The Best Lawyers ranking is widely recognised as the oldest and most esteemed peer-review publication in the legal profession and inclusion in the list is a significant honour bestowed on the recipient by their peers after a confidential process of peer review. Many...

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