February 27, 2018

Lenders beware! – Gather your debts while you may

Here is a tricky matter – and for the creditor a harsh lesson. The case of Trinity Asset Management Ltd (“Trinity“) / Grindstone Investments 132 (Pty) […]
February 27, 2018

So you thought you were safe?

“Without prejudice” disclosures (typically published in a hostile or litigious environment) are generally seen as an opportunity to be completely candid with an opponent in legal […]
February 2, 2018

The drought affects us all

Day Zero is closer than ever and may even occur sooner than expected as on the 21ST of April 2018. This will not only influence the […]
January 23, 2018

Are restraint of trade agreements important for business?

A restraint of trade is an agreement between an employer and an employee, or a provision in an employment contract that restricts an employee from being […]
January 23, 2018

How to protect your invention

If you or your business created something unique, an invention that has commercial potential, you may wish to protect your invention from being stolen. Without protecting […]
January 23, 2018

Company Slogans: How much of it is Intellectual Property?

Slogans are key elements in advertising campaigns as brand owners hope that the public will associate the slogan with their products or services and, therefore, to […]
January 23, 2018

The 10 steps when taking a dispute to the CCMA

If you have a dispute with your employer, you may want to ask the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (“CCMA”) to conciliate or even arbitrate […]
November 20, 2017

Can I trade mark a phrase that is similar to another brand?

When a trade mark (brand name, slogan or logo) has been registered, nobody else can use this trade mark, or one that is confusingly similar. If […]
November 20, 2017

Antenuptial contracts: With or without the accrual system?

If you don’t have an ANC, you are automatically married in community of property. This means that there is one estate between a husband and a […]
November 20, 2017

The basics of creating a Last Will & Testament

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your […]
April 11, 2019

When does a foreign system of law apply to your contract?

Let’s say I own a company in South Africa that makes and sells jewellery. The company is hugely successful and attracts international clients. A client who […]
April 11, 2019

Electronic signing of documentation

The commercial world is currently moving to greater levels of digitisation. Organisations are implementing automated and electronic solutions in an effort to improve efficiency and better […]
February 25, 2019

Drones: How is it regulated?

Drones, also sometimes referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the civilian population. This is due to the fact that it […]
February 25, 2019

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]