• South Africa: Three Screens and no Free Memes

    People around the world are now consuming media using the so-called “three-screens” – their smartphone, computer and television.

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  • Mozambique: importance of filing a Declaration of Intent to Use

    A peculiarity of the trade mark system in Mozambique is that the owner of a registration needs to file a Declaration of Intent to Use (DIU) every five years - there is a six-month grace period.

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  • Spoor & Fisher continues to rank highly in MIP’s IP Stars Handbooks

    Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has published its 2017 IP Stars Patent Handbook.

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  • Trade mark law in Sierra Leone: A highly unsatisfactory state of affairs

    Here we discuss some serious issues with trade mark law in Sierra Leone.

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  • Spread of counterfeit goods eased through social media

    Paul Ramara, Partner at Spoor & Fisher, speaks on how social media contributes to the influx of counterfeit goods.

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