Tammi Pretorius is an attorney at KISCH IP's trade mark department. Her experience includes: Trade mark searching and registration; Trade mark portfolio management; Trade mark litigation; Copyright advice and litigation; and domain name disputes
Competition is the backbone to any thriving economy. It promotes innovation through new entrants, motivates better quality goods and services, and results in favourable price points for consumers. Entrenched in the Constitution, on the one hand, is the right …
The interplay between company name, trade mark and defensive company name registrations
More often than not, business owners do not attend to a trade mark availability search before they register their company name at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). Section 11 of the Companies Act clearly prohibits the registration of a …
Domain name disputes – Are they worth it?
ADR, UDRP and URS. SAIIPL, ICANN, WIPO, MFSD, ADNRC, and NAF. You’re probably confused, aren’t you? What do all of these have in common? They are...
The Three C’s – Content sharing, copyright and Creative Commons licenses
When a work, such as a video, is uploaded onto YouTube or a photograph uploaded onto Flickr, people often believe that because it is being...
What’s right with the new Copyright Amendment Bill?
Well, not much…but, a lot more this time around. The Copyright Amendment Bill was first published in 2015 for public comment, and was predominantly met with...
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