The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the market for mergers and acquisitions in the middle of last year, causing a shortterm stoppage in deal activity, leading multiple major transactions to be revised or abandoned, and resulting in some parties taking their disputes to court. Here, Law360 looks at seven of the most significant deals that broke down because of the effects of COVID19.
Intellectual property firms ranging from just a handful of lawyers to several hundred attorneys said the COVID19 pandemic was a logistical curveball, but their industry has largely been insulated from the worst of the pandemic's financial woes.
In the case of Swatch AG (Swatch SA) v Apple Inc, in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), Swatch AG, the owner of the 'Swatch' trade mark had opposed the registration of the 'iWatch' trade mark filed by Apple Inc.
I was recently introduced to a very inspiring podcast telling the history of Charles Darwin in his path until he finally came to writing On the Origin of Species. Among several curiosities and a thorough historical account, as I frenetically listened to their captivating list of episodes, it was Darwin's path as a researcher that intrigued me the most.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that framing or inline linking is an unauthorised use of copyright if it circumvents technical measures the author has taken.
One of the first things beginner cattlemen want to know is: what's the best beef breed to farm with? Leslie Bergh of the ARC provides a few broad guidelines.
Anarchist thinkers have long identified the jealousy inherent to the modern state; an exclusive sovereignty claimed against other nation states, secessionists, nonstate geopolitical actors, and especially against independent organisation by the people themselves.
In South Africa, biltong is estimated to be an industry worth R2.4 billion per year. The way foreign buyers are warming to it suggests the international market could be much bigger than that; in 2020, a leading American biltong producer reported a yearonyear increase in sales of up to 500%, while a British producer saw sales skyrocket during the lockdown.
There are many different types of distinctive marks that are classified as trademarks. A company's name, a sporting team's mascot and famous singer's lyrics are all considered trademarks. To better understand the different types of trademarks, I have compiled a list of five classic examples of trademarks.
The African National Congress (ANC) says it has laid charges of crimen injuria against a number of South Africans for alleged racist remarks on social media platforms. The ruling party said it laid the charges at the Hillbrow Police, Johannesburg at 11:00 on Tuesday, 5 January.