Opinion and Analysis
PORTS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR NEWS ROUND-UP (29 JULY – 9 AUGUST 2019) Ports, Transport and Logistics
In light of the rapid pace of infrastructure and transport developments across Africa, our Ports, Transport and Logistics (PTL) Sector Group is pleased to present Bowmans’ latest PTL news...Thu, Aug 15, 2019
WELL-KNOWN MARKS: BURDEN OF PROOF RESTS ON THE ALLEGER Intellectual Property
Many trade mark owners interested in the Kenyan market are located in Paris Convention or WTO Agreement states. Where they have not registered their marks in Kenya, such mark owners often rely on...Wed, Aug 14, 2019
COUNTERFEITING IS STALLING THE GROWTH OF E-COMMERCE IN KENYA Intellectual Property
In Kenya, various online shopping platforms and apps that allow Kenyans to access and purchase a wide variety of goods and services have cropped up. According to the United Nations Conference on...Wed, Aug 14, 2019
CYBERSECURITY IN THE PAYMENT SERVICE SPACE Intellectual Property
The past decade has seen the financial sector in Kenya diversify to include payment service providers (PSPs) who operate systems that ease the circulation of money. The systems are technology...Wed, Aug 14, 2019
AMENDMENTS TO COPYRIGHT AND FILM LAWS SET THE SCENE FOR CHANGE Intellectual Property
There are in place, tougher penalties for copyright infringers and reforms to the films and stage plays industry in Tanzania following recent legislative amendments.
The Written Laws...Wed, Aug 14, 2019
PROTECTING BUSINESS IDENTITY AGAINST PASSING OFF AND OTHER ABUSES Intellectual Property
Identity is an important concept synonymous with individuality, uniqueness, distinctiveness, character and personality. In a business, identity takes on utmost importance. Not only must the...Wed, Aug 14, 2019
KENYA CONTINUES TO MAKE GAINS IN THE GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX Intellectual Property
The 12th Edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2019 GII Knowledge Partners on 24 July 2019. The GII 2019 reports innovation...Wed, Aug 14, 2019
The new National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, tabled in Parliament today, sheds some light on the establishment of the controversial new NHI Fund.
The Memorandum on the Objects of the Bill...Thu, Aug 08, 2019
AN UPDATE ON THE DATA PROTECTION BILL 2019: A STEP FORWARD FOR KENYA Intellectual Property
Kenya is making good headway towards the process of enacting its first primary piece of data protection legislation. The revised Data Protection Bill 2019 (the Bill) was gazetted on 5 July 2019...Fri, Aug 02, 2019
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CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASINGLY EMERGING AS A LEGAL LIABILITY RISK FOR LENDERS IN SA
Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa – a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry.
‘The exposure goes beyond coal...05 Aug 2019 12:00
EMPLOYERS MUST ENSURE THAT EMPLOYEES DISCLOSING INFORMATION ON OTHERS ARE PROTECTED
An employee cannot be expected to spill the beans about colleagues implicated in incidents of misconduct unless the employer has played its part by protecting that employee’s rights.
This is...17 Jul 2019 12:00
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Changes in parental leave – ClassicFM interview with Nonkulelekhu Mkhwananzi
Senior associate, Nonkulelekhu Mkhwananzi from our Employment & Benefits Department, speaks to Michael Avery about the changes in parental...
Proposed Amendments to Section 12J of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
The five competition law pitfalls to avoid in 2018
Tamara Dini, partner in the Competition Practice was interviewed on Classic FM’s law feature on how to navigate the mine field of competition issues.
Corporate tax proposals
Tax Dispute Resolution Expert at Bowmans, Patricia Williams was interviewed on Classic FM’s Business show. She discussed the Davis Tax Committee's (DTC’s) final report on Corporate Income Tax,...