oa De Rebus - The old and the new : a concise overview of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act : feature
|Article Title||The old and the new : a concise overview of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act : feature|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Author||Andre Van der Merwe|
|Publication Date||Sep 2014|
|Pages||28 - 32|
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 28 of 2013 (the Act) will come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by proclamation.
The Act in effect creates new forms of Intellectual Property (IP) and these and their protection can be viewed as res nova because no protection has previously existed for these particular forms of IP. However, these new forms of IP and their protection may be problematic in respect of interpretation for both practitioners and the courts in due course.
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