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Intellectual Property

Our expertise extends to trademark registration and trade mark litigation (trade mark infringements, objections, and cancellations), company name disputes, passing-off and unlawful competition litigation. We further assist with trademark searches and providing legal advice on various issues related to trademarks and general brand protection.

We are currently handling the intellectual property portfolio for T Musicman (Pty) Ltd, the owners and organizers of the Joy of Jazz Festival. This includes drafted and/or reviewed contracts for the Joy of Jazz and agreements entered into with various local and international artists over the years. And were previously appointed by the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (“Cathsseta”) to review its Trademark Policy in accordance with applicable legislative framework.

We provide advisory services related to advertising and franchising law. We draft and review restraint of trade agreements, franchise agreements, assignment and licensing agreements, and non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.

We further assist with providing legal advice on copyright related issues.
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Bcom (Law) , LLB – University of the Witwatersrand

Ziyanda specialises in regulations and procurement policy and possesses expertise in corporate governance and compliance, construction and engineering law, contract law, corporate and commercial law, employment law, insurance law, public sector
law and litigation.

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