Paris Convention

Paris Convention The Protection of Industrial Property The Paris Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, marks, industrial designs, utility models, trade names, geographical indications and the repression of unfair...

Monkey Selfie Copyright Case

Case Updates 9 September 2017 – Photographer WINS the monkey ‘selfie’ lawsuit. David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos of the crested macaques in Indonesia has agreed to donate 25% of any revenue and he will keep all...

Copyright in Africa

How to Copyright in Africa In general, any original work made by a qualified person is eligible for copyright in Africa. Originality refers to the fact that the author must have created the work through the application of the author’s own creativity and labour. A...

Copyright Protection

Copyright Protection Intellectual Property can be split into Patents, Trademarks, Designs and Copyright. Copyright protection is the only form of intellectual property that does not have to be registered in South Africa and most African countries. Countries that are...