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During the week of 12 – 14 October 2021, 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 non-traditional Trade Marks, the benefits of having an IP policy in place, mandatory vaccination in the workplace, as well as recent trends in patent and registered design litigation in South Africa.

Jenny Pienaar

Jenny Pienaar

08:30 – Welcome And Introductions

 

08:40

Guest Speaker – TBC

09:10

Nicolette Biggar

Non-Traditional Trade Marks
There are quite a number of misconceptions when it comes to trade marks. It’s time to stand out from the crowd and taste, smell, hear and move with non-traditional trade marks. Let’s explore non-traditional trade marks together!

09:25

Kareema Shaik & Darren Olivier

Why should you have an IP policy?
The importance and benefits of having a comprehensive IP policy cannot be understated. In this session, we will cover various aspects of an IP policy, including:

  • How an IP policy can drive commercial values for brands
  • What a typical policy looks like
  • How to deal with remote working and its impact on your intellectual property

09:55

Daniëlle Van Deventer

Setting the scene – IP case reviews
In an ever-evolving world, we continue to see changes and new precedents being set within IP law. Let’s explore some of the most relevant trade mark and related intellectual property law cases from the past year, and the key take away points and tips for individuals and businesses alike.

10:10 – Closing Remarks

Demi Pretorius

Demi Pretorius

08:30 – Welcome And Introductions

 

08:40

Guest Speaker – TBC

Mandatory vaccines in the workplace
It has become the centre of a fierce debate worldwide, with governments and businesses contemplating the implementation of mandatory vaccination policies. But what are the legal implications? We take a closer look.

09:10


Aliza Wilmans

The leading role of the Constitutional Court in the administration of justice
We take a closer look at the effect of the Constitutional Court’s decision to sentence former president Jacob Zuma to a prison term of 15 months on contempt of court proceedings.

09:25


Mtho Maphumulo

The impact of a pandemic and looting on insurance claims
These have been unprecedented times. Not only is the world still caught in the grip of the pandemic, but locally we also faced uncertainty with looting and unrest. We take a closer look at the impact of these events on insurance claims and the legal options available to those whose claims have been rejected.

09:40 – Panel Discussion

PANEL HOST:

PANEL MEMBERS:

Portia Manzini

Portia Manzini

Senior Associate: Adams & Adams

PANEL MEMBERS:

Professor Shose Kessi

Professor Shose Kessi

Dean of Humanities Faculty at UCT

Zikho Pali

Zikho Pali

Co-founder of Quro Medical

10:10 – Closing Remarks

Lita Miti-Qamata

Lita Miti-Qamata

08:30 – Welcome And Introductions

 

08:40 – Speaker Topics

 

08:40

Dr Emannuel M. Taban

TBC

09:00

Carl Baumeister

Leadership in commercialisation: An idea, about ideas
In this session, you will be taken on a journey highlighting the impact of inventions through the ages, as well as the commercialisation of a new idea.

09:15


Danie Dohmen

Recent trends in patent and registered design litigation in South Africa
Over the last 18 months, the world had to adapt to the new normal, including the legal fraternity. Being involved in the first virtual trial in South Africa on design infringement, as well as a number of virtual hearings in patent matters, we take a closer look at insights gained from these proceedings.

09:40

Trod Lehong

International perspectives on local questions in intellectual property law
We will be looking at the various developments within the international property law market, including the TRIPS waiver, DABUS, and more. We will also be discussing the proposed reforms of the local patent system to bring it in line with international law and practices.

10:10 – Closing Remarks

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