Do you Click-wrap or Shrink-wrap?

As a result of the current economic climate, businesses have begun to expand their search for new business globally, and more and more business is conducted across borders in the Twenty-First Century than in previous eras. Essentially a “Click wrap” agreement refers to an agreement that appears on a computer screen and requires a user […]

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Trusts and Accrual Claims – Piercing the (Bridal) Veil

Anybody who has been through a contentious divorce, which category most divorces fall under, knows how many different tactics can be used by an aggrieved ex-partner to manipulate the outcome of the legal conflict in their own favour. Some of these means are not exactly above board and some are plainly against good morals. One […]

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Me in a Minute – Marcel Weygertze

Where were you born? Parklane, Johannesburg. Who did you last text? My Poker and Whisky Whatsapp group. What do you like to do when you’re not at work? I enjoy playing squash, playing golf, gardening and drinking good whisky. If you were really tired, hungry and dirty – would you choose to eat, sleep or shower […]

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

Mark Twain said: “Giving up smoking is easy … I’ve done it hundreds of times…”. Smokers and non-smokers know that smoking is extremely addictive. However, does the electronic cigarette (“e-cigarette”) curtail the negative effects that cigarettes have on the body of a smoker and the people around them? The differences between cigarettes and e-cigarettes include […]

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How many wives may you have?

The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 120 of 1998 (“RCMA”) came into operation on 15 November 2000 with the following intentions, among others: To make provision for the recognition of customary marriages; To specify the requirements for a valid customary marriage; To regulate the registration of customary marriages; To regulate the proprietary consequences of customary […]

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Pros And Cons To Treating Information As A Trade Secret

A trade secret may be the “X-factor” that distinguishes one business from another. It may provide a business with a competitive edge and advantage, and create a niche market which competitors may find challenging to enter. A trade secret may be any form of information which is valuable to a business and which is not […]

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Me in a Minute – Nicolé Maré

Where were you born? Johannesburg Who did you last text? My best friend, Arianna. What do you like to do when you’re not at work? Spend time with my husband, friends and family, watch movies. If you were really tired, hungry and dirty – would you choose to eat, sleep or shower first? I would […]

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Me in a Minute – Ashton Pollard

Where were you born? Johannesburg Who did you last text? My best friend, Cheneal What do you like to do when you’re not at work? Socialise with the people I care about. Play netball. Watch movies. Eat, drink and be merry If you were really tired hungry and dirty – would you choose to eat, […]

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Quality not Quantity

Trite but true. But this statement is not often associated with intellectual property. The Copyright Act states that copyright shall be infringed by a person who is not the owner of or is not licensed, if that person reproduces the work in any manner or form. There must of course be a causal connection between […]

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(Plain)’tiff don’t kill my vibe

Suits It was only last year that judgement was given against Robin Thicke and Pharrell to the tune of about $7.4 million for copying Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit Got to Give It.[1] Now, it is reported that rapper Kendrick Lamar has been taken to court for copying Bill Withers’ 1975 hit Don’t You Want to […]

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