A recent decision of the Mauritian Industrial Property Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) will provide some comfort to international brand owners. The case involved an application by a foreign company to cancel a trade mark registration obtained by a local party.
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Parental, Adoption and Commissioning Parental Leave in a Nutshell 13 February 2019
Apart from the national minimum wage that was introduced recently, the National Minimum Wage Act also triggered other amendments to inter alia the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act, the most noteworthy being the introduction of parental and adoption leave.
Does Your Business Qualify for the YES Initiative? 22 January 2019
Find out if your business or enterprise qualifies for YES initiative sign up or what you still need to achieve to take part in the YES initiative.
Your Boss Cannot “just” Change Your Employment Contract 14 December 2018
It’s always an exciting time when one secures a new job and signs an employment contract By Mokhutwane Phooko, an associate at Hogan Lovells (South Africa) The excitement can quickly turn to disappointment, however, when the employer decides to unilaterally
Is Your Humour Overstepping The Trade Mark Laws? 12 October 2018
On a daily basis, people of all age groups, mostly the youth, spend time during their day to look at and share generated images containing humorous catchphrases on social media. These images are popularly referred to as memes and
What Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity 9 October 2018
One of the most important elements of cybersecurity is constant monitoring of the nature of security risks The approach is to focus resources on crucial system components and to protect the biggest known threats without leaving components defenceless against less
Rights of Minority Trade Unions in the Workplace 5 October 2018
Another seminal judgement delivered By Osborne Molatudi, a partner at Hogan Lovells (South Africa) On 23 August 2018, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) delivered another seminal judgment regarding the rights of minority trade unions in the workplace. This was after an
Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce the appointment of Nkonzo Hlatshwayo as the new Chairman of its South African practice, effective as of 1 October Traditionally the South African legal industry appoints Chairs rather than Office Managing Partners. The firm’s
Important Facts About Cybersecurity for Businesses 23 August 2018
Globally, people are becoming progressively connected with all types of smart devices, and cybersecurity is now an international concern The amount of data that businesses and their customers are generating is increasing. With this comes an aggregate number of people
Probation Guidelines to Follow in the Workplace 15 August 2018
What you need to know about your probation period at work There is an upward trend of companies appointing new employees subject to a probationary period. There are some instances where these companies have very little understanding of the legal
What You Need to Know about the YES Initiative 6 July 2018
The YES (Youth Employment Service) programme is a business-led initiative undertaken in collaboration with government, labour and civil society The YES initiative aims to contribute towards building and strengthening our economy. This will be done by creating one million jobs