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Crammer 2022 Agenda

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On the 25th of October 2022, you will be given the opportunity to take advantage of a years’ worth of legal learnings, insights, and knowledge and explore the rise of strong leadership within the legal field!

Through condensed, bite-sized sessions, our team of experts will arm you with insights and key takeaways related to major legal themes and trends from the past year. These topics include high maintenance laws and regulations of Cannabis in South Africa, an outlook of the insurance landscape, the effect of environmental sustainability on stakeholders, as well as a review of some of the key legal cases from the past year

At this year’s event, we are privileged to welcome Stephen Key, an award-winning inventor, renowned intellectual property strategist, lifelong entrepreneur, author, speaker, and columnist, and Kimberley Taylor, a young, tech-savvy female entrepreneur, as our special keynote speakers.

Please note: Plenary Room talks will be live streamed and Breakout Room 2 and 3 talks will be recorded and made available for viewing at a later stage.

08:00 – Arrival, Breakfast & Networking 



Welcome: Lita Miti-Qamata – Partner


08:40 – Algorithm to Entrepreneur

Guest Speaker: Kimberley Taylor – Checkers 60/60

A story about building Loop and 8 insights along the journey

09:10Case Law Review

Aliza Wilmans
Oil giant gets blown out of Wild Coast waters!
Unpacking the judgment of the Eastern Cape High Court handed down on 1 September 2022 where exploration rights that enabled Shell to conduct seismic survey explorations for oil and gas were set aside. 

Alicia Kabini
Anyone for Polo? 
Discussion on the recent SCA judgment vindicating the POLO trade marks that were attacked on several bases, including whether the manner of use of the POLO trade marks would be likely to deceive or cause confusion within the meaning of section 10(13) of the Trade Marks Act.
Jani Cronje
Addressing the Hippo in the room
Discussing the overlap between article 8 and 9 of the ARB code and parody as an exception to article 8, specifically.
Werina Griffiths
Seeing right from wrong – how the Apex Court struck an impeccable balance in the Blind SA case.
A brief look at the decision in which the Constitutional Court found portions of the Copyright Act to be unconstitutional for discriminating against people that are visually impaired or otherwise print disabled, and the newly introduced Section 13A.
Darren Olivier
Not so good for the Soul®
Lessons from Chicken Licken’s fateful attempts to enforce its SOUL trade mark in Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa Zulu Natal

20 min – Q&A

10:40 – 11:00 – Tea Break



These talks will be live streamed.


These talks will be recorded and made available for viewing at a later stage.


These talks will be recorded and made available for viewing at a later stage.

Jenny Pienaar
Host – Breakaway Room 1
Pieter Visagie
Host – Breakaway Room 2
Thando Manentsa
Host – Breakaway Room 3
11:05 – 11:25
11:05 – 11:25
11:05 – 11:25
Marilé Fouche
High maintenance – Intellectual property laws and regulations relevant to Cannabis in South Africa.
Decriminalisation of Cannabis in South Africa. The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill. Amendments to the Medicines Act. Products already in the market. What intellectual property rights can a person obtain in South Africa when it comes to Cannabis, with specific focus on the Plant Improvement Act and Plant Breeders Rights Act.
Mtho Maphumulo
Security is a priority, not an option: outlook of insurance landscape post the storm.
A brief recap of insurance related major events (Covid-19; 2021 July civil unrest; early 2022 fires and April 2022 Durban floods) and thereafter discuss major risks that threaten the insurance industry.
Nicole Haworth
For the love of Chicken!
The regulation of processed meats and the impact on plant-based meat alternatives
11:25 – 11:45
11:25 – 11:45
11:25 – 11:45
Chervaune Utermöhlen
It’s getting hot in here: the effect of environmental sustainability on stakeholders.
Considering the impact of the Climate Change Bill on Stakeholders and the responsibilities of businesses to engage in sustainable environmental practices.
Ramon Pereira
Robots Inventing
Discussing the recent international Court cases deciding on whether Artificial Intelligence could be considered an inventor for patents.
Maureen Makoko with guest speaker Muriithi Kiugu
Do you know who owns the copyright to your house?
Understanding copyright in architectural buildings – who owns the copyright in the drawings to your house, what one can do to own the rights in the drawings; explaining the PIC RIGHTS program and how it has been helpful in taking action against infringers.
11:45 – 12:05
11:45 – 12:05
11:45 – 12:05
Zahra Rawjee
Uzenzele Executive Director
and Co-founder

Funding I.P. and R&D
Cash Grants for Registering I.P. Internationally and Tax Incentives for Funding R&D Locally.
Wensel Britz
The Hype about the Meta Verse
The interplay between IP rights and the Metaverse.
Thato Mashishi
The influence of data protection and privacy law on mergers and acquisitions
An overview of the field data protection and privacy law and its impact on business operations and key considerations businesses need to take into account in proposed mergers and acquisitions.

12:10 – Earning royalties from your inventions with
the right IP strategy

Guest Speaker: Stephen Key – IP strategist for Fishbone Packaging



Wrap-up: Darren Olivier  – Partner



Closing & Thank you: Lita Miti-Qamata – Partner

13:00 – 13:30: Networking, drinks and light snacks

Stephen Keys will be hosting his master class – “ Licensing Ideas and the 10 Proven Steps to Inventing Success – Learn what you need to know to get started, carry on and end well!” directly after the Crammer event – should you want to purchase a ticket click HERE