You are relaxing on the couch after a hard day’s work – you have your smart phone in hand and enjoy the thought of being able to privately and peacefully browse your Facebook news feed. The questions is, are your thoughts and feelings your own? Facebook’s USA Patent no. US 9681166 B2 entitled: ‘Techniques for emotion detection and content… Read More
You are the business owner, entrepreneur, HR manager, marketing manager, and even the employee in your own business. I can imagine that you often feel overwhelmed and like the lady in the picture above when confronted with more new things to manage in your already busy work schedule? Somebody mentions the phrase “intellectual property” – you… Read More
IP protection is the way of the future. Read More
Poor inventor lost out on Millions! Catherine Hettinger, the inventor of the ‘Fidget Spinner’, neglected to pay the annual patent renewal fees and now others are cashing in… Don’t allow others to benefit from your creative ideas. Contact us at Richards Attorneys, www.riclaw.co.za to protect your intellectual property.
Theo du Preez demonstrates how China changed from imitator to innovation powerhouse. Read More
A registered design protects the pattern and/or shape and/or configuration and/or ornamentation of a design as applied to any article. The South African Designs Act only requires a registered design to be new and either original or not commonplace in the art in question. On the other hand, the South African Patents Act sets out… Read More