As litigation attorneys, one of the first substantial decisions to be made when taking on a new litigious instruction, assuming that the client is the party launching the legal proceedings, is inevitably whether the matter [...]
NEWS FLASH: replacing your lost or destroyed title deed or bond document is about to get more onerous and expensive!
Regulation 68 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937 has been amended. This regulation is used to apply for new title deeds, registered leases or cessions and bonds, amongst other things, when the original [...]
A non-disclosure agreement signed before a formal legal agreement is entered into to govern the business relationship between parties (such as a supply of goods or services or licence agreement) should generally have only a very narrow scope.
Introduction The main aim of the Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008, as amended, (the “CPA”) is to protect the rights of the consumers in South Africa. Although many consumers are aware of [...]
“What do you mean my matter is not urgent?” This is a question that we hear from clients frequently and, given the importance and effect litigation can have on a person or a company, it’s [...]
Introduction A trade secret may generally be described as information which is known only by employees of a specific business and can include formulas, ideas, processes or a compilation of information. Trade secrets are used [...]
So you can afford the purchase price but what about the hidden costs such as VAT and transfer duty? When determining whether you can afford the purchase price ascertain whether the sale will be subject [...]
When downloading social media applications on our devices, we are required to hit that “agree” button, which we hastily do in order to quickly access WhatsApp and read our incoming messages. But, how many of [...]
Trade mark, copyright and patents– basic differences and how to protect your intellectual property rights
It is important for business owners to understand that most of your products, goods, brands, technologies, logos and creative works are protected by one of the three types of Intellectual Property Law: copyright, trade mark [...]