LUNCHTIME DISCUSSIONS

The aim of the Adams & Adams Lunchtime Discussions is to provide insight into the work of other departments in the firm – so do keep an eye out for future e-mail invitations.

TRADE MARK LAW – WITH DARREN OLIVIER AND MAUREEN MAKOKO

South African courts have adopted the European tests for trade mark infringement, oppositions and citations. Despite this South African practitioners, advocates and judges consistently fail to implement the European approach correctly in day-to-day practice. This discussion will illustrate the shortcomings and explain how to properly use the test, including where to find information that will assist you in your practice
and help you ‘get one over’ your opponent or the examiner.

Darren olivier

Partner
Attorney

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maureen makoko

Associate
Trade Mark Attorney

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DOWNLOAD DARREN & MAUREEN’S PRESENTATION HERE

DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT HERE

TAX AND EXCHANGE CONTROL IN IP TRANSFERS – WITH ANDRE VISSER

In cases where intellectual property is transferred between Residents and non-Residents, or to and from South Africa, certain exchange control difficulties could go unadressed. In this session, André highlighted some of the issues to be aware of and provided advice on dealing with them.

ANDRE VISSER

Partner
Commercial Attorney

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DOWNLOAD ANDRE’S PRESENTATION HERE

BANKING & FINANCE – WITH GAVIN NOETH

Specialist Consultant, Gavin Noeth (pronounced “Neut”) discussed the function of the commercial team’s Banking and Finance Department, and ways that they are able to assist your clients, as part of the vital ‘cross-selling’ policy of the firm. As he explained, “Adams & Adams has the ability to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for it’s clients through its multi-disciplinary offerings in IP, commercial, litigation, property, forensics and now banking & finance.”

GAVIN NOETH

Specialist Consultant
Commercial Attorney

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DOWNLOAD GAVIN’S PRESENTATION HERE