What iCann do to stop cybersquatting!

What iCann do to stop cybersquatting!

Like never before, digital channels and offshore server hosting breeds the potential for the abuse of reputable brands. Cybersquatting involves the bad faith registration of domain names by third parties. Cyber-squatters exploit the first-come, first-served domain name registries, a common motive being to sell the domain name

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Athletes and celebrities’ images are personal brands on which they rely to earn an income via endorsements. Endorsement income often far exceeds salaries paid by respective clubs and countries, by upto 4 times in the case of athletes like Rafa Nadal. The advent

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WHEN CAN THE TAX MAN COME KNOCKING?

WHEN CAN THE TAX MAN COME KNOCKING?

The collection, assessment or otherwise relating to tax is governed by the Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 (“the TAA”). It is in terms of the TAA that the South African Revenue Service (“SARS”) is entitled to assess any tax return made to it and to alter

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TAX AND FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MIGRATION AND EMIGRATION

TAX AND FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MIGRATION AND EMIGRATION

With the rapid rise in opportunities presented by globalisation and with more South African viewing the world as a global village, South Africans are migrating from South Africa. While others are motivated to emigrate for various reasons which include retirement, tax havens, marriage and many more personal

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The benefits of hedging Intellectual Property

The benefits of hedging Intellectual Property

Every business contains or has the potential to develop Intellectual Property! Be it in the form of a brand, logo, a catch phrase, design, formula, code, unique activity or the like. It is vital to identify, value, protect and develop your IP as soon as is feasible.

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Legal Tax Saving Tips

Legal Tax Saving Tips

South Africans are taxed more relative to income and service delivery than in any other jurisdiction on the Planet. Savvy tax planning and mitigation is thus highly rewarding for most high-net-worth individuals. South of the millennium, there was a clear distinction between tax “evasion” and “avoidance”, with

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Social Media used to Serve Summons on Evasive Debtors

Social Media used to Serve Summons on Evasive Debtors

In order to initiate legal proceedings a summons must be served on the defendant. We often have difficulty locating certain debtors as they may lie about their identity or their place of residence or work whilst knowing that a claim prescribes in 3 years. In order to

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To disclose or not to disclose offshore assets?

To disclose or not to disclose offshore assets?

Earlier this year, riding on the coat tails of the #PanamaPapers Expose, SARS proudly announced its Special Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) to commence on 1 October 2016. In a typical scare tactic, the media was leveraged to publish various articles including: “You can’t hide your Offshore Assets”

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