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

Posted by on Jul 22, 2018 in Events, Publications | 0 comments

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

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 examination...

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Prof Dean on KayaFm discuss Mbube legacy

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Publications | Comments Off on Prof Dean on KayaFm discuss Mbube legacy

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 by on Apr 18, 2018 in Events, Publications | Comments Off on Movie Screening #worldipday

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...

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World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Events, Publications | Comments Off on World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

World IP Day Public Seminar: Powering Change

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 by on Nov 8, 2017 in IPStell, Patents, Publications | Comments Off on Commentary: Draft Intellectual Property Policy Phase 1 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...

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Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Copyright, IPStell, Publications | Comments Off on Good read: a truly South African novel on copyright law

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...

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ANC Legal Research Group on Copyright Amendment Bill

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Copyright, IPStell, Publications | Comments Off on ANC Legal Research Group on Copyright Amendment Bill

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...

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Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sadulla Karjiker

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Events, Publications | Comments Off on Inaugural Lecture: Prof Sadulla Karjiker

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...

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Full Review: Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Copyright, IPStell, Publications | Comments Off on Full Review: Copyright Amendment Bill 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 by on Jun 14, 2017 in IPStell, Publications, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Video: Prof Karjiker on the Copyright Amendment Bill

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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