n Without Prejudice - Due South - similar goods and competition : intellectual property / competition law

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



On January 18 2013 the North Gauteng High Court handed down judgement in the case of . The case, an appeal from a decision of the Registrar of Trade Marks, dealt with a seemingly simple issue: could Foschini - the owner of the Due South retail chain, and trade mark registrations for the name in 14 different classes of goods and services - stop a man called Coetzee registering the mark in four other classes?

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