Friday 9 October 2015

Afro Leo

FridayLite: Paarl's blue eye boy wins all expenses trip to Geneva!

#SandtonDiscussion is delighted to announce that Reinhardt Biermann has won the Unisa Domain Name essay competition after being motivated to enter by Prof Eddie Hurter during a discussion in July.

He has won an all expenses trip to WIPO to attend an advanced course on domain names next month! The twittersphere is already ablaze with congratulations.

These discussions, hosted by Adams & Adams, feature on twitter ever Monday (you can follow it and partake at your leisure, whenever, using the hashtag).

This coming Monday it’s John Ndlovu's turn to present – here is his taster:

"So this week I have decided to take us down under … can’t you hear can’t you hear that thunder! The case deals with parody trade marks but also enforcing rights where the public has given your trade mark a different or shortened mark and if you are able to enforce based on the reputation acquired in this other mark. The case is Target Australia Pty Ltd v Pty Ltd [2015] ATMO 54 (24 June 2015) . You can also read a brief article from IPKat’s Jani Ihalainen here."

Meanwhile, if you are plotting investment activity on the continent, check out this article by Mail & Guardian entitled "They just keep coming: These 15 big investments are on the cards around Africa":

"From manufacturing, financial services, renewable energy, petrochemicals and mobile data, global and African investors are seeing dollar signs"

Hope you are in on the action. Have a great weekend!

Afro Leo

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