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Laugh it Off Promotions CC v SAB International (Finance) BV t/a Sabmark International   flag  39

[2005] ZACC 7; 2006 1 SA 144
Constitutional Court of South Africa
South Africa
27th May, 2005

Cases Referring to this Case

Case Name Citation(s) Court Jurisdiction Date †  Full Text Citation Index
Mabaso v National Commissioner of Police (1222/2017) [2019] ZASCA 43 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 29 Mar 2019 SAFLII flag
Sugarless Co (Pty) Ltd v Quad Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd (25802/2018) [2018] ZAGPJHC 473 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 25 Aug 2018 SAFLII flag
Sugarless Co (Pty) Ltd v Quad Africa Energy (Pty) Ltd (25802/2018) [2018] ZAGPJHC 504; [2018] 4 All SA 486 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 24 Aug 2018 SAFLII flag
Van Breda v Media 24 Ltd; National DPP v Media 24 Ltd (425/2017, 426/2017) [2017] ZASCA 97; 2017 2 SACR 491; [2017] 3 All SA 622 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 21 Jun 2017 SAFLII flag 4
" The open society: What does it really mean? " (Vol 2) [2017] DEJURE 25 Jordaan, D W South Africa circa 2017 SAFLII flag
Hotz v University of Cape Town [2016] ZASCA 159; 2017 2 SA 485; [2016] 4 All SA 723 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 20 Oct 2016 SAFLII flag 16
Yuppichef Holdings (Pty) Ltd v Yuppie Gadgets Holdings (Pty) Ltd [2016] ZASCA 118 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 15 Sep 2016 SAFLII flag 5
South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd v Via Vollenhoven and Appollis Independent CC (13/23293) [2016] ZAGPJHC 228; [2016] 4 All SA 623 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 2 Sep 2016 SAFLII flag 1
Herbex (Pty) Ltd v Advertising Standards Authority (14/45774) [2016] ZAGPJHC 109; 2016 5 SA 557; [2016] 3 All SA 146 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 5 May 2016 SAFLII flag 1
Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd v MEC for Economic Development, Eastern Cape [2015] ZACC 23; 2015 6 SA 125 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 30 Jun 2015 SAFLII flag 13
LawCite National DPP v Ramlutchman (AR161/14) [2015] ZAKZPHC 23; 2016 1 SACR 362 Kwazulu-Natal High Court, Pietermaritzburg South Africa 20 Apr 2015 SAFLII flag 1
Basic Trade Mark SA v Karelia Tobacco Co Inc (39311/2014) [2015] ZAGPPHC 119 North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria South Africa 17 Feb 2015 SAFLII flag
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd v Impala Warehousing And Logistics Africa (Proprietary) Ltd (2013/22608) [2014] ZAGPJHC 410 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 11 Dec 2014 SAFLII flag
Societe Des Produits Nestle SA v International Foodstuffs Co (100/2014) [2014] ZASCA 187; [2015] 1 All SA 492 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 27 Nov 2014 SAFLII flag 5
National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers obo Mani v National Lotteries Board (CCT 75/13) [2014] ZACC 10; 2014 3 SA 544; [2014] 7 BLLR 621 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 10 Apr 2014 SAFLII flag 20
National Soccer League T/A Premier Soccer League v Gidani (Pty) Ltd (10/48519) [2014] ZAGPJHC 33; [2014] 2 All SA 461 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 28 Feb 2014 SAFLII flag
Cele v Avusa Media Ltd (08/10831) [2013] ZAGPJHC 15; [2013] 2 All SA 412 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 14 Feb 2013 SAFLII flag 1
H v W (12/10142) [2013] ZAGPJHC 1; 2013 2 SA 530; [2013] 2 All SA 218 South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg South Africa 30 Jan 2013 SAFLII flag 7
Plain packaging and its impact on trademark law [013] DEJURE 266 [2013] DEJURE 53 Harms, L South Africa circa 2013 SAFLII flag
"Plain packaging and its impact on trademark law" [2013] DEJURE 26 Harms, L South Africa circa 2013 SAFLII flag
National Credit Regulator v Opperman [2012] ZACC 29; 2013 2 SA 1 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 10 Dec 2012 SAFLII flag 60
Mail and Guardian Media Ltd v Chipu, NO, Chairperson of the Refugee Appeal Board (22645/2011) [2012] ZAGPPHC 341 North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria South Africa 6 Dec 2012 SAFLII flag
Afri-Forum v Malema [2011] ZAEQC 2; 2011 6 SA 240 South Africa 12 Sep 2011 SAFLII flag 9
Le Roux v Dey [2011] ZACC 4; 2011 3 SA 274; 2011 323 Obiter 721 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 8 Mar 2011 SAFLII flag 78
Growthpoint Properties Ltd v South Africa Commercial Catering And Allied Workers Union ("SACCAWU") (6467/2010) [2010] ZALCD 18 South Africa 3 Sep 2010 SAFLII flag
Growthpoint Properties Ltd v South Africa Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) (6467/2010) [2010] ZAKZDHC 38; [2011] 1 All SA 537 Kwazulu-Natal High Court, Durban South Africa - Kwazulu-Natal High Court, Durban 3 Sep 2010 SAFLII flag
Le Roux v Dey [2010] ZASCA 41; 2010 4 SA 210; [2010] 3 All SA 497 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 30 Mar 2010 SAFLII flag 20
Biowatch Trust v Registrar, Genetic Resources & others [2009] ZACC 14; 2009 6 SA 232 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 3 Jun 2009 SAFLII flag 265
Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd v Minister for Intelligence Services (Freedom of Expression Institute as Amicus Curiae) In Re: Masetlha v President of the Republic of South Africa (Independent (CCT38/07) [2008] ZACC 6; 2008 5 SA 31 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 22 May 2008 SAFLII flag 26
Verimark (Pty) Ltd v BMW AG; BMW AG v Verimark (Pty) Ltd [2007] ZASCA 53; 2007 6 SA 263 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 17 May 2007 SAFLII flag 19
NM v Smith [2007] ZACC 6; 2007 5 SA 250 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 4 Apr 2007 SAFLII flag 26
South African Broadcasting Corporation Ltd v National DPP (CCT58/06) [2006] ZACC 15; 2007 1 SA 523; [2006] JOL 18339 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 21 Sep 2006 SAFLII flag 51
Petro Props (Pty) Ltd v Barlow (29663/05 , 29663/05) [2006] ZAGPHC 46 High Court of South Africa - Gauteng Division South Africa 12 May 2006 SAFLII flag 1
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft v Commercial Autoglass (Pty) Ltd (5889/2005) [2006] ZAGPHC 125 High Court of South Africa - Gauteng Division South Africa 17 Mar 2006 SAFLII flag

Law Journal Articles Referring to this Case

Journal Article Title Citation(s) Author Jurisdiction Date †  Full Text Citation Index
" The open society: What does it really mean? " (Vol 2) [2017] DEJURE 25 Jordaan, D W South Africa circa 2017 SAFLII flag
"Pulic Purppose Or Public Interest" And Third Party Transfers [2014] PER 13 Slade, BV South Africa circa 2014 SAFLII flag
Demystifying The Role Of Copyright As A Tool For Economic Development In Africa: Tackling The Harsh Effects Of The Transferability In Copyright Law [2014] PER 3 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal South Africa circa 2014 SAFLII flag
"The Mechanics of Intervention and the Green Paper on Land Reform" 2014 PER 2 Pienaar JM South Africa circa 2014 SAFLII flag 2
"Human Dignity and Freedom of Speech in the Post-Apartheid State" (2014) 13 Macquarie Law Journal 99 Wolff, Spencer Australia circa 2014 AustLII flag
Plain packaging and its impact on trademark law [013] DEJURE 266 [2013] DEJURE 53 Harms, L South Africa circa 2013 SAFLII flag
"Plain packaging and its impact on trademark law" [2013] DEJURE 26 Harms, L South Africa circa 2013 SAFLII flag
"The Recognition of Lesbian and Gay Families in Australian Law: Part 1 Couples" (2006) 34 Federal Law Review 1 Millbank, J Australia circa 2006 AustLII flag 2

Legislation Cited

Legislation Name Provision
Constitution
Trade Marks Act 1994 (Cth) s1, s2, s5, s9, s10, s11, s32, s37

Cases and Articles Cited

Case Name Citation(s) Court Jurisdiction Date †  Full Text Citation Index
Rail Commuters Action Group v Transnet Ltd t/a Metrorail 2005 4 BCLR 301 Canada - British Columbia circa 2005 flag 15
Radio Pretoria v Chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa 2005 3 BCLR 231 Canada - British Columbia circa 2005 flag 15
Mkontwana v Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality [2004] ZACC 9; 2005 1 SA 530 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 6 Oct 2004 SAFLII flag 73
Mabaso v Law Society, Northern Provinces [2004] ZACC 8; 2005 2 SA 117 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 5 Oct 2004 SAFLII flag 46
Laugh it Off Promotions CC v SAB International (Finance) BV t/a Sabmark International [2004] ZASCA 76; 2005 2 SA 46; [2004] 4 All SA 151 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 16 Sep 2004 SAFLII flag 11
Mthembi-Mahanyele v Mail & Guardian Ltd [2004] ZASCA 67; 2004 6 SA 329; [2004] 3 All SA 511 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 2 Aug 2004 SAFLII flag 37
Delta Motor Corporation (Pty) Ltd v Van der Merwe [2004] ZASCA 61; 2004 6 SA 185; [2004] 4 All SA 365 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 31 May 2004 SAFLII flag 13
"Intellectual Property And Constitutional Norms" (2004) 104 Columbia Law Review 272 Columbia Law Review United States circa 2004 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 1
(2004) 3 Intellectual Property Quarterly 284 (2004) 3 Intellectual Property Quarterly 284 Intellectual Property Quarterly United Kingdom circa 2004 Westlaw flag 1
"Confusion, Dilution and Speech: First Amendment Limitations on the Trademark Estate: An Update" (2004) 94 The Trademark Reporter 547 The Trademark Reporter United States circa 2004 HeinOnline / Westlaw flag 1
2004 6 SA 505; (2004) 6 BCLR 569 2004 6 SA 505; (2004) 6 BCLR 569 South Africa - British Columbia circa 2004 LexisNexis flag 40
Daniels v Campbell 2004 5 SA 331; (2004) 7 BCLR 735 South Africa - British Columbia circa 2004 LexisNexis flag 38
Klimax Manufacturing Ltd v Van Rensburg [2004] 2 All SA 301 South Africa circa 2004 flag 5
De Reuck v DPP (Witwatersrand Local Division) & others [2003] ZACC 19; 2004 1 SA 406 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 15 Oct 2003 SAFLII flag 51
Moseley v v Secret Catalogue, Inc 537 US 418; 123 SCt 1115; 155 L Ed 2d 1; 65 USPQ2d 1801 United States Supreme Court United States 4 Mar 2003 WorldLII flag 38
SAB International t/a Sabmark International v Laugh It Off Promotions [2003] 2 All SA 454 South Africa circa 2003 flag 1
Beecham Group plc & another v Triomed (Pty) Ltd [2002] ZASCA 109; 2003 3 SA 639; [2002] 4 All SA 193 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 19 Sep 2002 SAFLII flag 13
Khumalo v Holomisa [2002] ZACC 12; 2002 5 SA 401; (2002) 12 BHRC 538 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 14 Jun 2002 SAFLII flag 132
2002 4 SA 294; 2002 5 BCLR 433 2002 4 SA 294; 2002 5 BCLR 433 South Africa - British Columbia circa 2002 LexisNexis flag 47
Vaver †Need Intellectual Property Be Everywhere? Against Ubiquity and Uniformity†(2002) 25 Dalhousie Law Journal 1 Dalhousie Law Journal Canada circa 2002 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 1
S v Mamabolo [2001] ZACC 17; 2001 3 SA 409 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 11 Apr 2001 SAFLII flag 91
National Brands Ltd v Blue Lion Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd [2001] ZASCA 17; 2001 3 SA 563 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 16 Mar 2001 SAFLII flag 11
"Trademark Parody: A Conflict Between Constitutional and Intellectual Property Interests" (2001) 69 George Washington Law Review 425 George Washington Law Review United States circa 2001 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 2
Triomed (Pty) Ltd v Beecham Group plc 2001 2 SA 522 South Africa circa 2001 LexisNexis flag 8
"The High Price Of (Criticizing) Coffee: The Chilling Effect Of The Federal Trademark Dilution Act On Corporate Parody" (2001) 43 Arizona Law Review 931 Arizona Law Review United States circa 2001 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 3
Bata Ltd v Face Fashions CC [2000] ZASCA 192; 2001 1 SA 844 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 29 Sep 2000 SAFLII flag 79
Investigating Directorate: Serious Economic Offences v Hyundai Motor Distributors (Pty) Ltd: In re Hyundai Motor Distributors (Pty) Ltd v Smit [2000] ZACC 12; 2001 1 SA 545 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 25 Aug 2000 SAFLII flag 230
Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd [1999] UKHL 45; [1999] 4 All ER 609; (1999) 7 BHRC 289; (1999) 2 CHRLD 353; [1999] 3 WLR 1010; [2000] EMLR 1; [2000] HRLR 134 House of Lords United Kingdom circa 2000 BAILII flag 87
Chavunduka v Minister of Home Affairs 2000 1 ZR 552 Zambia circa 2000 flag 2
DaimlerChrysler AG v Alavi [2000] EWHC Ch 37; [2001] RPC 42 High Court of England and Wales United Kingdom - England and Wales circa 2000 BAILII flag 16
Premier Brands UK Ltd v Typhoon Europe Ltd [2000] EWHC 1557 High Court of England and Wales United Kingdom - England and Wales circa 2000 BAILII flag
Kotler †Trade-mark Parody, Judicial Confusion and the Unlikelihood of Fair Use†(1999-2000) 14 Intellectual Property Journal 219 Intellectual Property Journal Canada circa 2000 Westlaw flag 1
South African National Defence Union v Minister of Defence [1999] ZACC 7; 1999 4 SA 469 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 26 May 1999 SAFLII flag 58
[1999] All Er 865 [1999] All ER 865 United Kingdom circa 1999 LexisNexis flag 1
1999 1 BCLR 1 1999 1 BCLR 1 Canada - British Columbia circa 1999 flag 138
National Media Ltd v Bogoshi [1998] ZASCA 94; 1998 4 SA 1196; [1998] 4 All SA 347; (1998) 2 CHRLD 357 Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa South Africa 29 Sep 1998 SAFLII flag 82
Member of the Executive Council for Development Planning and Local Government, Gauteng v Democratic Party (CCT33/97) [1998] ZACC 9; 1998 4 SA 1157 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 29 May 1998 SAFLII flag 48
Codero †Cocaine-Cola, the Velvet Elvis, Anti-Barbie: Defending the Trademark and Publicity Rights to Cultural Icons,†(1997-1998) 8 Fordham Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Law Journal 599 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal United States circa 1998 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 1
"Intellectual Property and the Problem of Parody" (1998) 114 Law Quarterly Review 594 Law Quarterly Review United Kingdom circa 1998 Westlaw flag 6
Fraser v Naude 1999 1 SA 1; (1998) 11 BCLR 1357 South Africa - British Columbia circa 1998 LexisNexis flag 28
De Freitas v Society of Advocates of Natal (Natal Law Society Intervening) (1998) 11 BCLR 1345 Canada - British Columbia circa 1998 flag 15
S v Pennington (CCT14/97) [1997] ZACC 10; 1997 4 SA 1076 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 18 Sep 1997 SAFLII flag 41
Dr Seuss Enters v Penguin Books USA, Inc 109 F3d 1394 United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States 27 Mar 1997 WorldLII flag 38
Compagnie G é n é rale des É stablissements Michelin-Michelin & Cie v National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-Canada) (TD) 1997 2 FC 306 Federal Court of Canada Canada circa 1997 CanLII flag 7
"Parody: A Fatal Attraction? Part 1: The Nature of Parody and its Treatment in Copyright" (1997) 7 European Intellectual Property Review 339 European Intellectual Property Review United Kingdom circa 1997 Westlaw flag 3
Ex parte Chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly: In re Certification of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 [1996] ZACC 26; 1996 4 SA 744 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 6 Sep 1996 SAFLII flag 153
Case v Minister of Safety and Security , Curtis v Minister of Safety and Security (CCT20/95, CCT21/95) [1996] ZACC 7; 1996 3 SA 617 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 9 May 1996 SAFLII flag 47
Kauesa v Minister of Home Affairs 1996 4 SA 965 South Africa circa 1996 LexisNexis flag 12
S v Zuma [1995] ZACC 1; 1995 2 SA 642; 1995 1 SACR 568; [1996] 2 CHRLD 244 Constitutional Court of South Africa South Africa 5 Apr 1995 SAFLII flag 271
1995 3 SA 632; (1995) 7 BCLR 861 1995 3 SA 632; (1995) 7 BCLR 861 South Africa - British Columbia circa 1995 LexisNexis flag 37
United States v X-Citement Video, Inc 513 US 64; 130 L Ed 2d 372; 115 SCt 464; 43 Idaho 44 United States Supreme Court United States 29 Nov 1994 WorldLII flag 220
Taittinger SA v Allbev Ltd [1993] FSR 641 United Kingdom circa 1993 flag 23
"When Is Parody Fair Use?" (1992) 21 Journal of Legal Studies 67 Journal of Legal Studies United States circa 1992 HeinOnline / Westlaw flag 6
R v Keegstra (1991) 3 CRR (2d) 193 Canada circa 1991 flag 6
Hector v Attorney-General of Antigua [1990] 2 AC 312; [1990] 2 All ER 103; [1990] 2 WLR 606 United Kingdom circa 1990 LexisNexis / Westlaw flag 26
(1990) 6 South African Journal on Human Rights 372 (1990) 6 South African Journal on Human Rights 372 South African Journal on Human Rights South Africa circa 1990 HeinOnline flag 1
(1990) 6 South African Journal on Human Rights 394 (1990) 6 South African Journal on Human Rights 394 South African Journal on Human Rights South Africa circa 1990 HeinOnline flag 1
(1990) 17 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 503 (1990) 17 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 503 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly United States circa 1990 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 1
Irwin Toy Ltd v Quebec (Attorney General) [1989] 1 SCR 927; (1989) 58 DLR (4th) 577; (1989) 39 CRR 193; 94 NR 167; 24 QAC 2; 35 CPR 93; 25 CPR (3d) 417 Supreme Court of Canada Canada - Quebec 27 Apr 1989 Supreme Court of Canada flag 108
Ll Bean Inc v Drake Publishers Inc 811 F2d 26; 13 Media LRep 2009; 1 USPQ2d 1753 United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit United States 12 Feb 1987 WorldLII flag 30
Anti-Monopoly Inc v General Mills Fun Group 611 F2d 296; 204 USPQ 978; 55 ALRFed 223 United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States 20 Dec 1979 WorldLII flag 23
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Inc v Pussycat Cinema, Ltd 604 F2d 200; 5 Media LRep 1814; 203 USPQ 161 United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit United States 14 Aug 1979 WorldLII flag 91
Cohen v California 403 US 15; 29 L Ed 2d 284; 91 SCt 1780 United States Supreme Court United States 7 Jun 1971 WorldLII flag 292
United Packinghouse, Food and Allied Workers, AFL-CIO v Needham Packing Co 376 US 247; 11 L Ed 680; 11 L Ed 2d 680; 84 SCt 773 United States Supreme Court United States 9 Mar 1964 WorldLII flag 25
Ladbroke (Football) Ltd v William Hill (Football) Ltd [1964] 1 All ER 465; [1964] 1 WLR 273 United Kingdom circa 1964 LexisNexis flag 258
Mishawaka Rubber & Woolen Mfg Co v S S Kresge Co 316 US 203; 53 USPQ 323; 86 L Ed 1381; 62 SCt 1022 United States Supreme Court United States 4 May 1942 WorldLII flag 86
"Rational Basis of Trademark Protection, The" (1927) 40 Harvard Law Review 813 Harvard Law Review United States circa 1927 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 38
Campbell v Acuff-Rose Music, Inc 510 US 569; 114 SCt 1164; 127 L Ed 2d 500; 29 USPQ2d 1961 United States Supreme Court United States circa 1997 Westlaw flag 107
Toward a Fair Use Standard 103 Harvard Law Review 1105 Harvard Law Review United States circa 1997 HeinOnline / LexisNexis flag 27
35 Idaho 36 35 Idaho 36 United States - Idaho circa 1997 flag 107
‘ to make itself more coherent and persuasive, not only domestically but also internationally &rsquo 17 Intellectual Property Journal 125 Intellectual Property Journal Canada circa 1997 Westlaw flag 3

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