It's Funky Friday, everyone! Time for another laugh.... The Singing Fish At some point, just about everyone has seen an animatronic fish like Big Mouth Billy Bass, Boogie Bass or Rocky Rainbow Trout. Whether from we heard it sing from a wall, a grocery store shelf or a white elephant gift box, we have … Continue reading Weird inventions that made millions #5
This is a journal that CIPC publishes on a monthly basis, and it contains information on the patents,trademarks, designs, copyright, cinematography and films that exist in South Africa. It also includes information on the approved and disapproved patents on a monthly basis. This Patent Journal is obtainable from Government Printers in Pretoria. I wanted to … Continue reading What is the Patent Journal?
It's Funky Friday, everyone! Here is our next money-spinner weird invention... Imagine you're sitting on your couch on a cold December day reading a book. It's chilly, so you decide to use a blanket. But wait! The blanket limits the use of your hands! What are you to do? Well, if you're willing to … Continue reading Weird inventions that made millions – #9
It's Funky Friday, everyone! For the next few weeks we will show you wacky stuff that made millions, so don't throw away that invention which your friends laugh at... Some inventions strike us as weird, others stupid and still others as simply unnecessary. Occasionally, however, something seemingly silly turns out to address a real need. … Continue reading Weird inventions that made millions – #10
And today's winner is...the Electro Smile! Tired of your grumpy child? Well, pout no more!
From CIPC: Intellectual property (IP) enforcement When a right holder discovers that his intellectual property (IP) rights have been infringed, or are about to be infringed, the focus of his attention shifts. He may have previously concentrated on how to obtain and make use of his respective rights, but now his attention will concentrate … Continue reading Intellectual Property enforcement
Courtesy: NSBC e-Mag Here are a few easy to apply guidelines for your small or medium enterprise: Keep an eye on competitor movements when it comes to pricing and competitive advantages. Try and always keep your pricing market-related or trending. In a price-sensitive situation try and beat, or at least compete favourably, with your main competitors, … Continue reading Pricing strategy for your business
An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service. Daniel J. Boorstin
Time for another weird and / or wonderful invention. I secretly think this one is awesome...
Courtesy CIPC: Regulation 52 (1) provides that any person interested in opposing a trade mark may request the Registrar not to issue the registration certificate within a period of three months from the date of advertisement of the application in the Patent Journal. Should you wish to oppose a trade mark, kindly refer to the … Continue reading Oppositions