Lexis® Practical Guidance: Intellectual Property

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Practical Guidance Intellectual  Property Law is an online reference tool  and resource that conveniently covers the legal aspects relating to creations  of the intellect. From traditional types of intellectual property such as,  trademarks, copyright, patents and designs to more unique types such as plant  breeders' rights and domain names. This practice area covers the relevant Acts  that deal with Intellectual  Property Law and provides the relevant guidance, resources and  information that a party might require.

  • Understanding intellectual property
  • Application and registration process of trade marks
  • Protection for well-known trade marks
  • Enforcement
  • Rectification of the trademarks register
  • Permitted use and transfer of a trade mark
  • Offences under the trade marks act
  • Treaties and conventions
  • Works protected by copyright
  • Infringement of copyright
  • Assignment and licensing of copyright
  • International copyright
  • Films and performers rights
  • More than 30 Topics and 90 Guidance Notes
  • Over 90 forms, precedents and checklists – ensuring not a single step is missed
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Practice Directives – know what the procedure is in different courts
  • Over 50 other useful resources such as flowcharts, external websites and additional readings
  • Procedure to file a trade mark
  • Checklist for a licence agreement
  • Application for a patent and acknowledgement of receipt
  • Register of patents
  • Due diligence checklist
  • Sample clause
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Deed of security
  • Memorandum of understanding
  • Franchise agreement
  • Sale of business agreement
  • Joint venture agreement to form a company to make use of intellectual property owned by the other party


Allison Williams

BCom LLB (University of Natal, Durban)

Allison Williams has been a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) since 2002, having also served on the SAIIPL's trade mark and copyright law committees. Allison has been a member of the International Trade Mark Association and Licensing Executives Society for many years, and was listed as a recommended intellectual property lawyer in The Legal 500 (2015)

Likonelo Magagula

BA Law LLB, LLM (Commercial Law)

Likonelo Magagula is a director at Norton Rose Fulbright where she heads up the intellectual property department and specialises in intellectual property prosecution enforcement and advisory. Likonelo is a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL). Likonelo has a broad range of experience in intellectual property matters, having represented various global companies and blue chip clients, including e-commerce global technology companies. Likonelo was listed as one of the recommended intellectual property Lawyers in PLC Private Equity Cross-border Handbook 2010 and in The Legal 500 Rankings 2015.

Darren Margo

BSc (Chemistry, Applied Chemistry) LLB BSc (Mathematics)

Darren Margo is the managing director of Margo® Attorneys, Inc., a specialist intellectual property (IP) firm and tax consultancy. Darren has a great interest in the commercial aspects of IP, and is involved in the drafting of IP-based commercial agreements. Darren attends to the registration and maintenance of high-profile trade mark, patent and design cases in South Africa and internationally.

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