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Patent, Trademark, Franchise and Copyright Attorneys
Patent, Trademark, Franchise and Copyright Attorneys

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The first step in protecting your #MobileApplication is to file a South African provisional #patent application followed by patent applications in foreign jurisdictions such as the USA, UK. European Union members... http://www.svw.co.za/mobile-app-patents 

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Trademarking a color gives an organization exclusive rights to use a particular color in its own industry or in most cases for their very specific products. http://www.svw.co.za/trademark-a-color-in-south-africa 

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Patent Search: South Africa has an absolute or international novelty requirement. http://www.svw.co.za/patent-search 

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The Unified Patent Court preparatory committee has announced that the #UPC would become operational from December 2017 and working under the assumption that the provisional application phase could start in May 2017. To date, all European Union Member States except Spain and Poland have signed the Agreement. http://www.svw.co.za/upc-announcements

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Nestlé loses appeal in Singapore trademark case. The court ruled that Nestle's shapes lacked inherent distinctiveness and had not acquired distinctiveness through use. #Trademarks http://www.smitvanwyk.com/nestle-trademark-case-singapore 

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In 2011 a wildlife photographer left his camera unattended in a forest and a monkey snapped some pictures of himself. PETA sued the photographer for copyright infringement.
http://www.smitvanwyk.com/monkey-selfie-copyright-case 

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The government of Iceland has launched a legal battle against the British supermarket of the same name. http://www.worldipreview.com/news/iceland-v-iceland-the-tm-battle-begins-12645 

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New Beaver-Inspired wetsuits may help keep surfers warm. These small, semiaquatic mammals can keep warm by trapping pockets of air in dense layers of fur. Video: https://youtu.be/o4a6eSgKWhE #science #innovation #engineers 
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