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Corporate Law Series #1 – Types of Companies

Corporate Law Series #1 – Types of Companies

When registering a company, it is important to consider the type of company required, whether by design or law.  This article provides a short overview of the different types of companies available for registration. Companies can be divided broadly in two groups,...

A Comprehensive Guide To Patents In South Africa

A Comprehensive Guide To Patents In South Africa

What Is A Patent?Patents are meant to protect ideas, as such the only way to protect an idea is to register a patent in respect of the idea. Patents are there to protect novel ideas. Known ideas can only be protected if presented in a novel shape, in which case a...

Your Guide To Domain Name Protection In South Africa

Your Guide To Domain Name Protection In South Africa

Disputes relating to domain names are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern society. The ease with which a domain name can be registered and linked to a website means that any business should be watchful in protecting its intellectual property against the...

An Overview Of Capital Gains Tax In South Africa

An Overview Of Capital Gains Tax In South Africa

What Is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) is a tax that is levied on gains or increases in the value that arise when assets or capital are disposed of. “Assets” in the context of CGT include capital assets or rights. Examples include a holiday home,...

The Ultimate Guide To Registered Designs In South Africa

The Ultimate Guide To Registered Designs In South Africa

What Is A Registered Design?Registered designs cannot and are not meant to protect ideas.  The only way to protect an idea is to register a patent in respect of that idea, however, patents can only protect novel ideas.  Known ideas can only be protected, by way of a...

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