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Trade mark search notice
A cautionary notice regarding the results of a trade mark search performed on the Trade Marks Register.
Trade mark search notice.pdf
CIPRO guidelines with regard to the lodging of non-traditional trade marks
Guidelines provided by CIPRO regarding the requirements for lodging non-traditional trade mark applications and determining the registrability of these trade marks at examination thereof by the Registrar.
Notice - Non Traditional Trade Marks.pdf
Special power of attorney
To enable Bouwers Inc to represent clients in respect of matters specifically mentioned in the power of attorney, such as the recordal of a change of an applicant?s name.
General power of attorney
To enable Bouwers Inc. to represent clients before, inter alia, the Registrar of Trade Marks in general proceedings.
Deed of assignment
Standard deed of assignment to effect and facilitate the transfer of trade mark rights.
Acts, Bills and Regulations
Intellectual property rights from publicly financed research and development act, 2008
The act provides for the more effective utilization of intellectual property emanating from publicly financed research and development. The act came into force on 2 August 2010.
Intellectual property rights from publicly financed research and development act, 2008: Regulations
The regulations aim to address matters that are narrowly prescribed by the Intellectual property rights from publicly financed research and development act, 2008 as well any ancillary or incidental administrative or procedural matter that is necessary for the proper implementation or administration of this act. The regulations came into force on 2 August 2010.
IPR Regulations - No 33433.pdf
Competition amendment act, 2009
This Act strengthens the existing provisions of the Competition Act and in particular, covers the following aspects of competition:
Market inquiry - enables the Competition Commission to play a more proactive role in investigating markets.
Complex monopolies - deal effectively with uncompetitive outcomes resulting from a multi-firm conduct that restricts or distorts competition to the detriment of consumers.
Personal liability - Directors or officers of firms will now be held criminally liable for their knowledge of the firms involvement in a cartel.
Incorporation of a leniency policy - a tool used to detect cartel activity by encouraging those involved in cartel activities to come forward and disclose information to the Competition Commission in return for immunity.
Concurrent jurisdiction - deals with inconsistencies arising from the Competition Act and the Electronic Communications Act in dealing with competition matters in regulated industries, in particular, the telecommunications sector.
Competition Amendment Act, 2009.pdf
Competition act, 1998
The act aims to provide equal opportunity for all to participate fairly, thereby resulting in a more effective and efficient economy. In achieving the aforesaid, the act inter alia restrain certain trade practices which undermine a competitive economy, regulate the transfer of economic ownership and provide for markets accessible to consumers to choose the quality and variety of goods and services they desire.
Competition Act, 1998.pdf
Technology innovation agency act, 2008
The act provides for the promotion, development and exploitation in the public interest of discoveries, inventions, innovations and improvements.
Technology Innovation Agency Act, 2008.pdf
Consumer protection act, 2008
This legislation aims to promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services, responsible consumer behaviors and a consistent legislative and enforcement framework for consumer transactions and agreements, to prohibit certain unfair marketing and business practices, to establish national norms and standards relating to consumer protection and to provide for improved standards of consumer information.
Consumer Protection Act, 2008.pdf
Intellectual property laws amendment bill, 2008
To provide for and facilitate the protection of indigenous traditional knowledge through the intellectual property system.
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