Posts Tagged "infringement"

IP Public Lecture 2022 – Influence or Infringement in Music

Posted on Aug 30, 2022

The 2022 annual intellectual property law public lecture, presented by the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, will address influence or infringement in music. The lecture will be delivered by Owen Salmon SC from the Johannesburg Bar, on the topic To Create a Stairway to Heaven All You Need is Spirit. The lecture takes place on 6 October 2022 at the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University. The event is sponsored by Von Seidels IP Attorneys. Date: 6 October 2022 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 Venue: Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law, Ou Hoofgebou, JC de Wet...

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IP Rights perspective: Ubuntu Baba v Woolworths

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

IP Rights perspective: Ubuntu Baba v Woolworths

Prof Owen Dean discussed the recent controversy about the Ubuntu Baba baby carrier and a similar Woolworths product with Azania Mosaka on 702 Radio to explain how IP rights may find application in similar circumstances. You can read extracts of the interview, or listen to the full interview below, or visit the 702...

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MaXhosa v Zara

Posted on May 2, 2018

MaXhosa v Zara

Prof Owen Dean recently discussed the likelihood of legal action by Laduma Ngxokolo against fashion house Zara for infringement of the MaXhosa by Laduma designs. The interview with Prof Dean was broadcast on 702 radio as part of the Night Talk programme hosted by Gugulethu Mhlungu. You can listen to the interview here.   Featured image...

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Keyword Advertising: The Next Instalment in the Interflora v M&S Saga

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Keyword Advertising: The Next Instalment in the Interflora v M&S Saga

A few days after the first South African case to consider the issue of Internet keyword advertising (Cochrane Steel Products (Pty) Ltd v M-Systems Group (Pty) Ltd & Another Case 39605/13, 29 October 2014), we had the next instalment – from the English Court of Appeal – in the dispute between Interflora and Marks & Spencer (Interflora Inc & Another v Marks & Spencer plc [2014] EWCA Civ 1403). Yes, it is, indeed, not just any dispute concerning keyword advertising. It appears that these two litigants have taken it upon themselves to definitively settle the law relating to...

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“Awakening The Lion” – Portraying The Tip Of The Iceberg

Posted on Feb 1, 2013

“Awakening The Lion” – Portraying The Tip Of The Iceberg

Professor Owen Dean’s much anticipated book, “Awaking the Lion – The case of The Lion Sleeps Tonight” has been published by Tafelberg Publishers. It takes the form of a so-called “short” book and is only available electronically as an e-book from Amazon, Kobo, Kalahari and Leisure Books. The book tells the story behind the story of a copyright saga that made international headlines, and gives Prof Dean’s first-person account of the pioneering and proudly South African case that made legal history. It deals with the saga of the song, Mbube, which later became the...

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