The Gambia accedes to The Banjul Protocol on Marks

By |2021-05-11T14:57:14+02:00May 11th, 2021|ARIPO, Featured, Trade Marks|

On 3 May 2021, the Government of the Republic of The Gambia deposited its instrument of accession to the Banjul Protocol on Marks (hereinafter “the Protocol”) with the Director General of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO). Parties to the Protocol are Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Uganda, [...]

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Our partners advised award winning artist and producer on a recording contract entered between Hilzy and Cider Sounds, LLC

By |2020-11-26T12:25:16+02:00November 26th, 2020|ARIPO, Featured, Litigation|

Lorraine Takaendesa (a partner in the Intellectual Property Department) and Gloria Nyamayi (a partner in the Litigation Department) recently advised award winning artist, Hilzy, and producer, Dakarai Gwitira (DG), on a recording contract which was recently entered into between Hilzy and Cider Sounds, LLC. Lorraine Takaendesa, Gloria Nyamayi, Hilzy and Dakarai Gwitira

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Mozambique accedes to Banjul Protocol on Marks

By |2020-08-27T09:28:57+02:00July 23rd, 2020|ARIPO, Featured|

On 15 May 2020, the Government of Mozambique acceded to the Banjul Protocol on Marks. The Protocol was adopted by the ARIPO Administrative Council at Banjul, The Gambia on 19 November 1993 and came into effect on 6 March 1997. The Protocol was established in accordance with the objectives of ARIPO, which amongst other things, [...]

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Brief Opinion – Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Deferral of rent and mortgage payments during National Lockdown) Regulations, 2020

By |2020-05-06T13:12:25+02:00May 6th, 2020|Corporate & Commercial, Featured|

HONEY & BLANCKENBERG: Brief Opinion – Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Deferral of rent and mortgage payments during National Lockdown) Regulations, 2020

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Practice Direction 1 of 2020

By |2020-04-01T16:18:11+02:00April 1st, 2020|Featured, H&B|

Court operations during the 21 day Covid-19 National Lockdown Application This practice direction applies to the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the High Court, the Labour Court, the Administrative Court and the Magistrates’ Courts in Zimbabwe and is issued to cover gaps resulting from the 21 day national lockdown directive to combat the spread of [...]

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Honey & Blanckenberg Covid-19 measures

By |2020-03-25T23:38:19+02:00March 25th, 2020|Featured, H&B|

Please be advised that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic which is having a severe impact globally and has necessitated the declaration of a state of disaster in Zimbabwe, we have instructed our employees to work from home as from Thursday, 26 March 2020, in order to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our [...]

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Force Majeure and Contract Law in the time of COVID-19

By |2020-03-25T16:00:57+02:00March 25th, 2020|Featured, H&B|

Much has been said in recent weeks regarding contracts which cannot be performed as a result of action taken in response to the novel coronavirus – COVID 19. A number of clients have asked whether the pandemic is a justifiable reason for breaching a contract, and whether the breaching party would be held responsible as [...]

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RAPE – What are your rights and remedies?

By |2020-03-06T17:02:40+02:00March 6th, 2020|Featured, H&B|

According to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency’s (Zimstats) Quarterly Digest of Statistics for the first quarter of 2019, there were 7,738 reports of rape (including attempted rape) made in 2018. In January 2019 alone, there were 636 reports of rape with 625 reports of rape being made in February 2019. This translates to 21 women [...]

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Issues Arising from Cross Border Legal Services

By |2020-02-28T12:03:29+02:00February 28th, 2020|Featured, H&B, Labour Law|

Some members from our team recently participated in a webinar hosted by the International Bar Association, regarding the regulation of the legal profession in Africa. Below is a summation of what was discussed: The topic for discussion centred on the issue of cross border legal services and the need to open up space and regulate. [...]

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Things to look out for when starting your first job

By |2020-02-21T10:00:37+02:00February 21st, 2020|Featured, Labour Law|

STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS Is the contract in compliance with law? The legal requirements for an employment contract are set out in Section 12 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01] You can download the Labour Act from the internet. Familiarise yourself with at least the first 18 sections, which will set out the basic provisions (such as [...]

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