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IP Public Lecture 2021 – IP Law in the Light of the Information Society

Posted on Sep 9, 2021

IP Public Lecture 2021 – IP Law in the Light of the Information Society

The 2021 annual intellectual property law public lecture, presented by the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, will address IP law in the light of the information society. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren from the Institute on Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM) at the University of Münster, on the topic Information wants to be Free. The lecture takes place on 7 October at the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University. Due to Covid-19 regulations, this is a closed event as only 40 fully vaccinated guests can be...

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IP Public Lecture 2019 – the changing role of advertising

Posted on Sep 5, 2019

IP Public Lecture 2019 – the changing role of advertising

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Watch the video of the lecture below. The 2019 annual intellectual property law public lecture, presented by the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, will address the role of advertising in IP disputes, with a focus on the changes that regulation of advertising has undergone in light of social and economic pressures. The lecture will be delivered by Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board, on the topic No Time to be Chicken. Her address will deal with the need to have courage, by consumers, IP rights holders and...

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World IP Day 2019: Reach for Gold

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

World IP Day 2019: Reach for Gold

On 25 April 2019 the Chair of IP Law, in cooperation with Innovus, will celebrate World IP Day with a public seminar on the theme Reach for Gold: IP and Sport. The seminar will include discussions on the sports nutrition, cutting-edge technologies in sports, high performance technology support, sport concussion diagnosis and the rise of e-sports. The event will allow attendees to encounter a variety of groundbreaking innovations and is followed by a cocktail reception. The event is sponsored by IP law firms Spoor & Fisher and Von Seidels. Attendance is free and open to the public, subject...

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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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Book Launch: Owen Dean’s latest novel Summit Syndrome

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Book Launch: Owen Dean’s latest novel Summit Syndrome

Prof Owen Dean’s latest work, The Summit Syndrome, is still fresh off the presses and is already attracting wide attention and resounding praise (read more here). This fictional courtroom drama is inspired by a real and fascinating copyright infringement/plagiarism case in SA and is a riveting read for everyone. Protea Bookshop will host a launch of the book on Saturday 23 June in the form of an interview with Prof Dean about  the story behind the story and the many peaks along the journey from renowned IP practitioner and leading academic to novelist. The event is open to the...

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LES IP Valuation Course

Posted on May 14, 2018

LES IP Valuation Course

The Licensing Executives Society (LES) of South Africa , in collaboration with Parallel North – Sweden, will be hosting a  course on intellectual property valuation under the theme “Realising Value from Intangible Assets”. To be an expert IP valuator, you need to understand IP rights, commercial considerations and in the South African context also regulatory issues. It is not simply benchmarking of royalties or all valuations being the same. Each IP valuation must make sense within its environment. During this two-day course, you will learn the basics of IP valuation,...

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