Copyright arises automatically when a work is made, in all Berne Convention countries. Copyright protection affords you, the copyright owner the right, generally speaking, to prevent others from making a reproduction (or copy) of the copyright work, from publishing the work, and, in some instances, from offering it for hire by way of trade. A … Continue reading How does copyright protect you?
A trademarked logo means that the business or persons who own the logo have carefully designed it to be completely unique. Applying for your logo to be trademarked is often best left to the professionals as a detailed search is required in various categories to investigate whether your logo is indeed unique or differential enough … Continue reading Intellectual Property and your logo #2
A smart business is one that not only stands out, but is compliant in respect of legal and industry standards and requirements. In order to operate legally in South Africa your company must be registered with CIPC, or the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. This is formalized in terms of company name, operational activities, ownership … Continue reading Trademark protection, business registration and CIPC