Tuesday, 11 March 2008

The W****D C*P of 2*1*: FIFA's intellectual property rights in South Africa

In an article entitled The W****D C*P of 2*1*: FIFA's intellectual property rights in South Africa co-blogger Roshana Kelbrick, writing for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice which is edited by Jeremy Phillips, sets out the various statutes that protect FIFA’s marks in South Africa and considers whether these marks are entitled to such extended protection. The South African Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941 was amended in 2002 to provide protection against ‘ambush marketing’. Section 15 of this Act gives the trade marks of designated international organisations protection that may far exceed what is available in terms of trade mark legislation.

For an earlier post involving FIFA, click here. Credit to Dr Wim Alberts for drawing this article to our attention. Afro-IP has offered a reward to those who can guess Roshana's title in full (without infringing FIFA's rights)! Answers on a postcard please.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I keep guessing "World" but that's one letter short of the number of asterisks. Go on, give us a clue!

Anonymous said...

just like a fundraising game at a fete. it always looks so easy... truth be told I hadnt spotted that!