Intellectual Property

Today marks World Intellectual Property Day. In South Africa it comes at a time where fashion brand MaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo has filed a legal action against global clothing giant Zara after it allegedly stole a signature design. A pack of socks by Zara emerged on social media earlier this week bearing a similar print to that of MaXhosa, modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection. Retailer Zara has confirmed that they will be removing the socks from their online and retail stores. More from Prof Sadulla Karjiker of the University of Stellenbosch..
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