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Legally protecting your brand name in the social media age

The advent of social media has provided brands with an undisputed marketing opportunity - a direct customer engagement and promotional platform, where brands can build their identity and loyalty to their heart's content. But all good things come with a price...

By Shan Radcliffe 1 Mar 2018

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

16 Feb 2018

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

24 Jan 2018

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations...

21 Dec 2017

Bell Pottinger findings: ethics breached but 'white monopoly capital' not its creation

UK PR Firm Bell Pottinger's account team working for the Gupta-owned Oakbay was primarily responsible for devising the strategy behind the economic emancipation campaign, known in SA as the "white monopoly capital" campaign...

By Genevieve Quintal 4 Sep 2017

The second ‘Scramble for Africa' reveals need for IP rights protection

For the second time in history, the African continent has become a focal point for global expansion and brand protection is critical...

By Carla Collett 25 Aug 2017

Brands and social media influencers, are you at risk?

Although Andy Warhol proclaimed in 1968 that, in the future, everyone would be world-famous for fifteen minutes, it is unlikely that he could possibly have imagined today's social media crazed world and the multiple platforms that exist to enable anyone, anywhere, to become a celebrity...

By Kelly Thompson 31 Mar 2017

Tanzania charges editor of whistle-blowing website

Tanzanian authorities have charged the editor of a whistle-blowing website for failing to reveal the identity of contributors to the site, court documents revealed...

20 Dec 2016

How to play the game of social media brand dodge ball

It's a familiar scene, two players enter the arena. One armed with a red ball, the other seemingly defenceless. But unlike a normal game of dodge ball, more players quickly enter the ring...

By Robin Richardson 18 Nov 2016


'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities.

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France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

PARIS, France - France will take legal action against Google and Apple for "abusive business practices", Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday as transatlantic ties threaten to be riven by a trade war.

2 days ago

Why the e-cigarette industry needs global regulations

The e-cigarette industry has been increasingly viewed as one of the most disruptive changes in the tobacco market, with vapes now commonly perceived as an alternative to traditional tobacco products.

By Tanusree Jain 8 Mar 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Mar 2018

Steinhoff: mess began in central Europe

Steinhoff chairwoman Heather Sonn said it appeared that the group's "accounting irregularities" related largely to its central European business.

By Ann Crotty 2 Mar 2018

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