African intellectual property law, practice and policies. This weblog provides news, information and comment on IP law, practice and business deals right across Africa. Ce blog propose des actualités, informations, et commentaires sur la législation et la pratique en matière de propriété intellectuelle et de droit des contrats d'affaires en Afrique. For some insight into the origins of this blog click here.
Monday, 7 September 2015
PM cancellation case subject of #SandtonDiscussion at 9am CAT
The twitter series hosted by Adams & Adams continues with a discussion on this case involving a spat with Philip Morris and Westminster Tobacco Products over the PARLIAMENT trade mark in South Africa which had been registered since 1952. PM sought to cancel two trade marks on grounds of non use. Tune in to find out if they succeeded. Lawyers working on the case are newly branded Kisch IP (representing PM) and Spoor & Fisher (representing Westminster).