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Important trade mark and passing-off finding: Cairns Foods Limited v Netrade Marketing (Pty) Ltd

This is an appeal decision relating to Cairns Foods Limited and Netrade Marketing, two companies in the business of producing and marketing food products, in particular, fruit jam.

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Aluko & Oyebode

Assent of New Laws on Anti-Money Laundering/ Combatting of Financing of Terrorism in Nigeria

On 12 May 2022, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari as part of the efforts to strengthen the AML/CFT regime in Nigeria signed into law the following Bills; (i) Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2022 (ii) Terrorism (Preventi..

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Sal & Caldeira Advogados

Control Agreement as Instrument of Perfection of Pledge of Bank Accounts Agreements

It is unquestionable that, nowadays, the access to credit, capital and other financial services is a very important means of financing, developing, and strengthening private sector investment in Mozambique. And it is understanding the crucial role of the securities to be ..

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Webber Wentzel

Third party cell captive conduct standard tabled in Parliament

The long-awaited conduct standard, "Requirements relating to third party cell captive insurance business" (2022 Conduct Standard), together with the Statement of Need and Intended Operation as well as the Consultation Report, was tabled in the National Assembly and Nation..

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Controversy as Industrial Court insists employers must give reasons for terminating an employment contract

The Industrial Court has passed a controversial award insisting that employers must give reasons before an employment contract is terminated (Asiimwe Apollo v Law Development Centre). The award contradicts the Court of Appeal’s recent decision that an employer ma..

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Trademark Infringement in Nigeria – Analysing the decisions in Fan Milk v. Mandarin Hotels

The question of what constitutes trademark infringement in Nigeria is fundamental in the protection of intellectual property rights. On 10th March 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja delivered two judgements and established cer..

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Uganda: Court clarifies foreign partnerships registration requirements

In a recent matter*, the Civil Division of the High Court of Uganda has ruled that a foreign partnership (this requirement also extends to local partnerships) that does not use the surnames of its partners must be registered with the Business Names Registry at the Uganda ..

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South Africa: ConCourt settles the law on various issues relating to large-scale retrenchments

On 6 May 2022, the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the matter of Solidarity obo Members v Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa and Others (CCT 102/21) [2022] ZACC 15.


The case is an important one, in which the Court settles var..

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The successful allocation of the high-demand radio frequency spectrum

On 26 July 2019, the Minister of Communications published the Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network ("WOAN Policy") to tackle the spectrum scarcity of the country. Pursuant to the WO..

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