Gaelyn Scott

Gaelyn Scott is a director at ENSafrica. She heads up the firm’s intellectual property department. Gaelyn specialises in strategic brand management and the enforcement of intellectual property rights, both locally and internationally, with extensive experience in Africa. She is experienced in litigation and dispute resolution relating to intellectual property rights, including trade mark infringement, passing-off and unlawful competition matters, trade mark oppositions, copyright litigation, franchising and licensing disputes, corporate name and domain name objections and Advertising Standards Authority complaints. She is a leading expert in the ASA field in South Africa.

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The copyright woes of Meghan Markle

South African readers will know that Meghan Markle was a recent visitor to our shores. Meghan’s husband Prince Harry came too, but people weren’t too...
The copyright woes of Meghan Markle

Anton Piller: Not a fishing expedition

The Anton Piller order is an extraordinary thing. It’s essentially an evidence-preserving legal mechanism. It allows a party that feels that their rights are being...
Anton Piller: Not a fishing expedition

Yuppies – Do they confuse you?

Late last year, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) handed down an important trade mark judgment in Yuppiechef Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Yuppie...
Yuppies – Do they confuse you?

Trade marks that offend

Offensive trade marks, which we have written about previously, have again been in the news of late. Two US trade mark cases have dominated the headlines, and one...
Trade marks that offend

A Clearvu On AdWords: An Update

“The degree of consumer care is becoming more heightened as the novelty of the Internet evaporates and online commerce becomes commonplace.” This quote, which comes from...
Adwords

ASA Roarrrss in favour of trade marks

Trade mark owners continue to successfully use the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) as a forum for resolving what are essentially trade mark disputes. The latest case,...
ASA trade mark disputes

Domain names and passing-off

In South Africa, disputes regarding .co.za domain names are generally settled out of court, with parties using the Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure that was established...
Domain names and passing-off

Kit Kat shape: Is it game over?

The Kit Kat shape saga goes on and on. A few months back ENSafrica reported on how the Advocate General (“AG”) of the EU had written...
Kit Kat shape: Is it game over?

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