n Without Prejudice - Why contempt applications cannot be ignored : intellectual property

Volume 9, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The proprietor of a registered design and its licencees (the appellants) obtained an Appeal Court order interdicting two firms from infringing the registered design which relates to plug sockets. The sole shareholder and managing director of the two firms then caused a close corporation to be converted into a company of which he was also the sole shareholder and director. The company thereafter commenced selling plug sockets in South Africa, and applied for revocation of the design registration Appeal Court had found to be valid and infringed by the two firms.

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