Life after Madrid: Challenges arising from the Madrid Protocol

By |2019-06-12T05:52:08+02:00December 21st, 2017|ARIPO, Featured|

On December 11, 2014, the Government of The Republic of Zimbabwe deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), its instrument of accession to the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, commonly known as the Madrid Protocol. The Protocol entered into force three months later on March 11, 2015. The [...]

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Was this a coup or not a coup – that is the question?

By |2019-06-12T05:37:35+02:00December 20th, 2017|Featured, Litigation|

I dusted off my ancient Webster's International Dictionary looking for inspiration to an answer for what had taken place on the night of the 14th November, 2017. A coup d'état is defined in Webster’s as: "a sudden decisive exercise whereby the existing government is subverted; or there is an unexpected measure of state, more or [...]

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BeLabouring the point – The problems faced in respect of the Labour Amendment Act, 2015

By |2019-06-12T05:53:24+02:00September 10th, 2017|Featured, Labour Law|

BACKGROUND On 17 July 2015, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Nyamande and Anor v Zuva Petroleum (Pvt) Ltd SC 43/15 (“the Zuva case”) which dealt with the issue of termination on notice without cause. In summary it held that the common law position was, and had always been that an [...]

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Honey & Blanckenberg Joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network

By |2019-06-12T05:37:57+02:00May 23rd, 2017|Featured, H&B|

Honey & Blanckenberg today announced it has joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 300 member firms and 18 600 lawyers covering 160 countries. Senior Partner of Honey [...]

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Honey & Blanckenberg partners with ARIPO at 139th INTA Annual Meeting in Spain

By |2019-06-12T05:50:58+02:00May 20th, 2017|Featured, Patents, Trade Marks|

Honey & Blanckenberg is pleased to have partnered with ARIPO at the 139th INTA Annual meeting held in Barcelona, Spain from 19 to 24 May 2017. Our presence at the ARIPO booth resulted in significant exposure for our firm’s Intellectual Property Department and helped raise awareness of the increasing intellectual property activity in Africa in [...]

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