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Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sadulla Karjiker

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Events, Publications | 0 comments

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 21 September 2017

Mrs Annette van Tonder

Email: annettev@sun.ac.za

Tel: 021 808 9371

* Please indicate any special dietary preferences.

 

IP Roundtable – World IP Day 2017

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on IP Roundtable – World IP Day 2017

IP Roundtable – World IP Day 2017

To mark World IP Day 2017, the Chair of IP Law is hosting an interactive session on 25 April at the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, presented by Innovus and Von Seidels.

The roundtable session will include legal experts in all of the branches of IP law, practitioners, entrepreneurs, researchers and those involved in the incubation of innovation and the commercialisation of intellectual property.

This is an opportunity to get answers to your IP questions and learn from others about how to turn your ideas into a reality.

The theme of World IP Day this year is Innovation – Improving Lives, and we will share some of the most important innovations in this regard from the University community, and learn from their experience.

Everyone is welcome, but RSVP is essential. Please contact Nolene Singh (nsingh@sun.ac.za) by 20 April.

Date: 25 April 2017

Time: 13:00 to 14:00 (refreshments will be served)

Venue: Please note that the venue has changed. The new venue is: Stellenbosch University Museum, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch (formerly the Sasol Art Museum). Directions are available here.

IP and IT Law Conference

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on IP and IT Law Conference

IP and IT Law Conference

The first annual conference of the AIPLITL will take place on 21 & 22 June 2017 at Stellenbosch University with the theme Contemporary Issues in IT and IP Law. 

Hosted by the Chair of Intellectual Property Law from the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University on behalf of the association, the conference will take place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS) in Stellenbosch. The conference will bring together a wide variety of law teachers and researchers in IP and/or IT law from Southern Africa to share in academic output, research activity and teaching at the forefront of IP and IT law and practice. The call for papers is now open.

The conference is open to non-members of the association and invites abstracts from academics, researchers, practitioners, consultants or any other stakeholders.

Click here for more information.

IP Public Lecture 2016 – Comparative Brand Advertising

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Events, From the Chair | Comments Off on IP Public Lecture 2016 – Comparative Brand Advertising

IP Public Lecture 2016 – Comparative Brand Advertising

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The Chair of Intellectual Property Law presents the annual IP Law Public Lecture 2016 with Charles Webster, partner at Spoor & Fisher and frequent contributor to the intellectual property law programmes (LLM, PGDip and Short Course) at Stellenbosch University.

Charles’ lecture on Comparative Brand Advertising: the legal do’s and don’ts promises to be of significant value to all trade mark practitioners and brand managers and indeed everyone with an interest in promoting their goods or services in a competitive environment.

Charles’ wide experience at the upper echelon of corporate and commercial trade mark litigation makes this a must attend event.

Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture and the cocktail reception to follow. Attendance is FREE to all who RSVP.

Date:

25 August 2016

Time: 

18:00 for 18:30 (refreshments from 18:00)

Venue:

Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law

JC de Wet Hall

Ou Hoofgebou Room 1023

Corner of Victoria & Ryneveld Street

Stellenbosch

Click here for directions.

Entry:

FREE

Attire:

Smart casual

RSVP:

By 20 August 2016

Email – annettev@sun.ac.za

Tel – 021 808 9371 (08:00 – 14:00)

To download the invitation click here. IP Public Lecture 2016 (5)

About the speaker:

Experience
30 years

Fields of practice
Charles specialises in litigation, in particular trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off, unlawful competition, Advertising Standards Authority complaints, company name objections, and domain name disputes. Charles has extensive experience in all facets and aspects of IP matters; he acts and is a consultant for a number of local and internationally-listed blue-chip companies.

Industry associations 
Past President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Professional activities
Co-author of the 4th edition of Webster and Page South African Law of Trade Marks; Volume 4 of Trade Marks in the Law of South Africa. Charles sits on the Editorial Board of Trademark Reporter (INTA). He has lectured on both Trade Mark Law and Copyright for the Patent Examination Board.

Market Recognition
Listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2014 – 2016.
Listed in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Who’s Who Legal Trademark editions.
Listed as a key individual in the Chambers Global 2011, 2012 and 2016 Band 1 Law Firm Intellectual Property Law Firm – South Africa.
Listed as a key individual in the Legal 500 2011 and 2016 Top Tier Firm.
Best Lawyers listed Charles as a ‘Best Lawyer’ in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa 2009 – 2016.
Charles is listed in World IP Review Leaders 2016 – Best IP Practitioners.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 and 2016.
Charles is listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Trade Mark 2016.

INTA in the Mother City

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on INTA in the Mother City

INTA in the Mother City

The meeting of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) on 1 and 2 September 2016 will be the first meeting of INTA in Africa in 20 years.

The conference is set to be significantly important, with the theme Building Africa With Brands. The preceding INTA–BASCAP Workshop on 31 August will be on the topic: Intermediaries and Rights Holders—Working Together to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy. 

The impressive list of speakers include the founder of the Chair of IP Law, Prof Owen Dean, who will address the conference on Traditional Knowledge, Legacy Rights and Geographical Indications.

INTA offers a discounted rate to student and professorial attendees.

More details:

Conference click here.

Workshop click here.

 

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Q&A Session on World IP Day

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Events, Publications | Comments Off on Q&A Session on World IP Day

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 Von Seidels.

INVITATION World IP Day 2016

IP Seminar at UJ

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on IP Seminar at UJ

IP Seminar at UJ

Prof Wim Alberts and the University of Johannesburg’s annual IP seminar is just around the corner and, as usual, promises to be truly interesting. He has lined up an impressive collection of topics and speakers to bring new perspectives on intellectual property for 2016.

If you are around UJ next week, this would be a day well spent. The programme is available here.

 

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IP Public Lecture – Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Events, Publications | Comments Off on IP Public Lecture – Copyright as an Agent of Social Justice

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 as an unwarranted  monopoly and as an instrument of oppression used by haves against have-nots. It is increasingly being attacked and maligned from these quarters. Copyright, as a species of intellectual property, is tarred with this brush. But this prejudice loses sight of the fact that copyright is freely available as a facility to all who have a creative bent. Copyright is bestowed automatically and gratuitously. Even the most humble and economically disadvantaged person can own it and benefit from it. It provides a ready means for acquiring wealth. In so doing it can be an instrument for achieving social upliftment and justice. This point is demonstrated by the renowned  “Lion Sleeps Tonight” case which serves as an example of copyright at work in a worthy cause.

Date:

6 October 2015

Time: 

18:30

Venue:

Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law

JC de Wet Hall

Ou Hoofgebou Room 1023

Corner of Victoria & Ryneveld Street

Stellenbosch

Click here for directions.

Entry:

FREE

Attire:

Smart casual

RSVP:

By 2 October 2015

Email – annettev@sun.ac.za

Tel – 021 808 9371 (08:00 – 14:00)

 

To download the invitation click the image below:

IP Public Lecture 2015 Invitation 2

 

 

IP Licensing Short Course – An Absolute Must

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on IP Licensing Short Course – An Absolute Must

IP Licensing Short Course – An Absolute Must

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) of South Africa will present its one day short course L.E.S 101: Introduction to Licensing in Stellenbosch on 20 August 2015 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.

This course, aimed at everyone with an interest or role in IP rights management, commercialisation and/or technology transfer is an absolute must for any brand owner or manager. See below for the full programme.

The course will equip all attendees with a thorough and accessible introduction to the particular legal and practical skills required to effectively and comprehensively exploit intellectual property rights. In addition, the course will simulate a successful licensing transaction to practically illustrate the licensing process from negotiation to conclusion.

Presented by, among others, the Chair’s own Fellow and lecturer of the Patents & Designs module, Dr Madelein Kleyn and Bastiaan Koster (frequent contributor to the IP law Short Course), this in an opportunity to learn from the best that should not be missed. And at R850 it is an absolute steal! Register now.

Download the course programme herePDF_Icon

Registration Form

 

 

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World IP Day Celebration 2015

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on World IP Day Celebration 2015

World IP Day Celebration 2015

Get up, stand up. For Music

This is the theme of World IP Day 2015, celebrated worldwide on 26 April under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This year the focus is on the protection and promotion of musical works and performing artists. As WIPO explains:

“When Bob Marley and the Wailers laid down the opening track on Burnin’ in a Kingston recording studio some four decades ago, they likely had little idea how far their simple, straightforward tune would resonate, becoming an enduring international anthem for human rights.

Such is the power of music. Since the earliest rhythms emerged and evolved into this most universal of creative expressions, music has moved us. From Beijing opera to the Vienna Philharmonic, from Bamako blues to Chicago house, from raga to raï to township to dubstep, music transcends borders and connects with some primal beat within all of us. Even when we are not listening, music is often playing over in our minds – a soundtrack to our thoughts.

The music we enjoy today comes from the inspiration and hard work of thousands of creative people around the world – singers and songwriters; musicians and publishers; producers, arrangers, engineers and many others. Its breadth and variety results from an unprecedented accessibility to musical genres and styles – all at the tap of a screen – that brings us new hybrid forms almost daily. And the technologies through which we access music change almost as quickly – as do the business models that support them. Downloading or streaming, purchase or subscription, direct sale from creator to consumer – all options are on the table.

What is the future of our relationship with music? How will it be created and disseminated? How will we listen to it? And how will we ensure that all those involved in bringing us this universal pleasure can make a living from their craft?” (http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/)

At Stellenbosch University we will celebrate World IP Day in proudly South African style focussed on the musical works and sound recordings of South African artists. Specifically the well-known Mbube/Lion Sleeps Tonight songs which became famous as part of the soundtrack of the Disney film “The Lion King” and gave rise to the landmark copyright case led by Prof Owen Dean.

The InnovUS company, in collaboration with the Chair of Intellectual Property Law, hereby invites you to attend the commemoration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day to be held on the 17th April 2015 at the Pulp Cinema, Neelsie, Stellenbosch.

World IP Day 2015