Publications

Articles, reviews and commentary by the members of the Chair

Q&A Session on World IP Day

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Q&A Session on World IP Day

We celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2016 on 26 April with an interactive Q&A session with students, creators, innovators, legal and commercialisation experts to discuss how to turn valuable ideas into career opportunities and commercial assets. You are invited to join the discussion at 13:00 on 26 April in the Ou Hoofgebou. Entry and refreshments are free. Please RSVP by email to annettev@sun.ac.za. See the invitation below for more detail. The session is presented by the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, in partnership with Innovus and...

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IP Public Lecture 2015 – Downloads Available

Posted on Nov 18, 2015

IP Public Lecture 2015 – Downloads Available

The annual Intellectual Property Law Public Lecture was presented by Prof Owen Dean on 6 October 2015 on the topic Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice – perspective on the Lion Sleeps Tonight case.  To read more about the lecture click here. If you missed the lecture, you can watch the video podcast of the lecture, with slides included, by downloading one of the files below. Please select the appropriate option by clicking on the download button below. A suitable media player may be downloaded here.   Option 1 IP Public Lecture 2015 File size: 514 MB Video quality:...

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IP Public Lecture – Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice

Posted on Sep 14, 2015

IP Public Lecture – Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED To watch the video podcast of the lecture, click here.   The Chair of Intellectual Property Law will present the annual IP Public Lecture on 6 October 2015 with Prof Owen Dean, incumbent of the Chair of IP Law and consultant to Spoor & Fisher. The topic of Prof Dean’s lecture, Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice, will present a perspective on the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” case which was led by Prof Dean and marked a watershed moment in the development of South African copyright law. Introduction:  Intellectual Property is viewed by some...

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IP Hall of Fame Welcomes Prof Mostert

Posted on Apr 8, 2015

IP Hall of Fame Welcomes Prof Mostert

Prof Frederick Mostert, extraordinary Professor of IP Law and member of the Chair of Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University, is one of the five 2015 inductees to the IP Hall of Fame. Prof Mostert is past president of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and former chief intellectual property counsel of luxury group Richemont. He is also a research fellow at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, and guest professor at Peking University. Prof Mostert joins a list of the most eminent IP scholars and practitioners in the world, including Nicola Tesla, Prof Paul...

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New IP Law Book Invaluable

Posted on Dec 1, 2014

New IP Law Book Invaluable

“It is their practical experience in the evolvement of intellectual property for a period of close on four decades and their academic input which renders this textbook invaluable.” With these words, Judge Mabel Jansen of the Gauteng High court introduced the new book jointly authored by the Chair of Intellectual Property Law and Spoor & Fisher, specialist intellectual property practitioners. (Click here to read the rest of Judge Jansen’s speech delivered on 13 November at the book launch in Pretoria.) The new book, Dean & Dyer: Introduction to Intellectual Property...

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Owen Dean selected for Best Lawyers in South Africa in Intellectual Property Law Practice

Posted on Oct 31, 2014

Owen Dean selected for Best Lawyers in South Africa in Intellectual Property Law Practice

The incumbent of the Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Prof Owen Dean, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa in the practice area of Intellectual Property Law. Congratulations to Prof Dean. To be selected by one’s peers as a leading practitioner in your field is without doubt an honour worth celebrating, made all the more significant considering that Prof Dean has been retired from full time practice for some years. Prof Dean has been in practice as an Intellectual Property Attorney at Spoor & Fisher for more than 30...

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