Copycat Competitors & What To Do About Them: Sexy Socks/Woolworths Saga

Dave Hutchison, founder and owner of local sock company Sexy Socks South Africa, has after a lot of hard work and effort, established a niche brand in the footwear market in South Africa. Hutchison began the company around five years ago with the idea that there has to be a more human and sustainable way of […]

De Beer Attorneys wrote the South African Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) on Patents 2019 

We are pleased to announce that De Beer Attorneys wrote the South African Chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) on Patents 2019 published in association with the contributing editor Ms Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird. This publication is available online and is entirely free to view. Click HERE for direct and free access to the publication. This 9th edition […]

South Africa to Liberalize Exchange Control for IP

On 22 February 2017, the South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan announced that the government intends to liberalize the current regime of exchange control restrictions placed on intellectual property transactions. Consequently, South African entities will no longer be required to obtain Reserve Bank approval for standard offshore intellectual property transactions. “Government proposes that companies and individuals no […]