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Colour trade marks: another purple patch?

The issue of colour trade marks rears its head from time to time. In theory, it’s very simple – a colour (or a colour combination) can function as a trade mark and can be registered as a trade mark. But many things are great in theory.

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Templars

Stress-Testing the Legal Regime for Single-Member Private Companies

The legal framework for single member private companies was one of the major reforms introduced by the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA). In principle, this corporate structure allows for the formation, management, and operation of a private company, by a singl..

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Oraro & Co.

Thoughts on the Sub Judice Rule

On 17th August 2022, in Omwanza Ombati v. The Hon. Chief Justice, The President of the Supreme Court & 4 Others (2022) eKLR, the High Court (Thande, J) quashed the Supreme Court (Presidential El..

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AXIS

How “worthy” is “worth it"?

“Worthiness” is commonly defined as “the quality of deserving respect or attention.” In the eyes of a financial institution, onboarding or maintaining an ongoing business relationship with a high-net-worth customer is “worth it” – but is it always “worthy”? Warren Buffet ..

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Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Amendments to the Local Content Regulations

The Minister responsible for Minerals in Tanzania recently published Government Notice No. 749 of 2022 introducing various amendments to the Local Content Regulations of 2018. Below, we summarise some of the significant changes to the law.

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Webber Wentzel

Update: Cabinet approves the General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Bill Tabled before Parliament

The General Laws (Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing) Amendment Bill, 2022, which will make the necessary changes to avoid South Africa being “greylisted”, has been tabled.

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AXIS

A Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) has been signed between the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Angola

In its strategy to remain the trampoline jurisdiction of choice for the African continent Mauritius’ government cabinet of August 19 took note of the public declaration..

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MMAKS Advocates

Bank customers could be held liable for banking fraud losses

On 18 July 2022, the Ugandan High Court issued a landmark decision on the liability for loss suffered due to digital bank fraud in the case of Aida Atiku versus Centenary Rural Development Bank Limited, (the defendant/bank) Civil Suit No. 0754 of 2020.
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Bowmans

South Africa: First dawn raids by the Competition Commission in several years are a reminder to maintain dawn raid readiness

The Competition Commission announced on 25 August 2022 that it had conducted search and seizure operations at the premises of eight insurance companies operating in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape provinces.
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