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Highlights of proposed changes to the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act

The Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021[1] (hereinafter, “the Bill”) proposes a raft of changes to the Tax Appeals Tribunal Act, 2013 (hereinafter, “the TAT Act”). The amendments are geared towards handing over the stewardship of the Tax Appeals Tribunal (hereinaf..

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Clyde & Co.

Intellectual property law and copyright infringement in Tanzania

Copyright infringement is the use of copyrighted material without the author’s permission. In mainland Tanzania, copyright infringement is principally governed by the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act.

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Matthew & Partners

Paid Maternity Leave Is A Constitutional Right

The Employment and Labour Relations Court recently awarded a former employee Kshs.2,274,051.60 which included Kshs.1,500,000 as damages for discrimination on account of her pregnancy and three months pay on account of maternity leave.

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Does section 45 of the Companies Act apply to foreign companies?

When setting out the rights and duties of companies and their various role-players, the Companies Act, 2008 (the “Companies Act”) uses a number of terms to distinguish between different types of entities. It is only by taking care to note which term the Companies Act uses..

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Jackson, Etti & Edu

The Impact of Section 43(2) of the Plant Variety Protection Act 2021

The introduction of the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) in Nigeria created intellectual property (IP) right incentives to breeders as well as an access to foreign collaboration. The lack of a regulatory framework protecting IP in new plant varieties had discouraged forei..
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South Africa: Ground-breaking Constitutional Court ruling on the role of the competition authorities in promoting the right to healthcare

The Constitutional Court decision handed down on 15 October 2021 in Competition Commission of South Africa v Mediclinic Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and Another may have far-reaching consequences for both merger review and adjudication of complaints under the Competition Act..

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Scanlen & Holderness

The correct approach to corporate rescue explained in Zimbabwe

A brief commentary on the Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd & Ors v Shatirwa Investments (Pvt) Ltd & Anor SC 107/21.

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S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.

Is registration of copyright a requirement for proving infringement? A critical analysis of the ruling of the Federal High Court in the case of Paul Allen Oche v. Nigerian Breweries Plc & 3 Ors.

Copyright under the Nigerian Copyright Act,[2] is a legal protection granted to creators or originators of creative works, whether Literary, Musical, Artistic or Cinematographic works or an adaptation of any of these eligible works.[3] Copyright confers an exclusive and a..

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Spoor & Fisher

Are South Africa’s IP laws keeping up with technology innovation?

Constituting a world first in a field that has traditionally been hostile to “artificially intelligent” inventors, South Africa’s patent office granted a patent in July 2021 to an invention created by an AI system.

The invention that received the go-ahead is for a ..

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