Juta's Business Law - Volume 15, Issue 3, 2007
Volume 15, Issue 3, 2007
Source: Juta's Business Law 15, pp 105 –106 (2007)More Less
Section 27(1)(b) of the Trade Marks Act 194 of 1993 provides, subject to certain conditions, for the expungement of a trade mark if there has not been any bona fide use of it for five years. The question that arises is - what does the term 'bona fide' mean in this context? In particular, can use that is 'engineered' to stave off an expungement attack be legally relevant? This question is discussed below, having regard first to English and European law.
Author Heinrich SchulzeSource: Juta's Business Law 15, pp 122 –126 (2007)More Less
Source: Juta's Business Law 15, pp 131 –135 (2007)More Less
Anyone following the financial press over the past few years will have read of the continuing uncertainty involving the difference between accident and health insurance and medical aid and the resulting 'difference of opinion' between, on the one hand, the Registrars of both Short-term and Long-term Insurers and such insurers, and, on the other hand, the Registrar of Medical Schemes and such schemes.