SUCCESSFUL TRADE MARKS CANCELLATION PROCEEDINGS

What happens in the instance where a trade mark is erroneously registered or erroneously remains on the register? A trade mark which for whatever reason should not have proceeded to registration or wrongfully remains on the register, may be cancelled through trade mark cancellations proceedings.

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Transforming African Economies through Innovation and Education in IP – in celebration of Africa Day 2024

25 May 2024 marked Africa Day, in celebration of the 61st anniversary of the African Union (AU), an organisation guided by the vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”1

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DIVISIONAL PATENTS AND DOUBLE PATENTING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Patent applicants often consider filing divisional patent applications in South Africa. This is frequently undertaken on the back of divisional applications filed in other countries, where claims of different scope are being granted and/or where unity of invention issues arise.

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