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South African Red Cross Society and Legal Protection of Certain Emblems Act 2007 (Act No. 10 of 2007)

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Year of current version:2007
Date of Text (Enacted):August 9, 2007
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Trademarks
Notes:
The South African Red Cross Society and Legal Protection of Certain Emblems Act (“the Act”) gives statutory recognition to the South African Red Cross Society as the national Red Cross Society of the Republic of South Africa, and defines its objects and functions.

The Act provides protection for the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems in accordance with the Geneva Conventions, and requires the Ministers and the Red Cross Society to take appropriate steps to prevent any misuse of the said emblems (Sections 6, 7 & 8).
The Act impose penalties for improper use of the Red Cross and Red Crescent emblems or an imitation thereof, or words describing these emblems (Section 9(2)), and provides for seizure of any article or thing used in contravention of this Act, in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1977 (Section 10).
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South African Red Cross Society and Legal Protection of Certain Emblems Act 2007 (Act No. 10 of 2007) South African Red Cross Society and Legal Protection of Certain Emblems Act 2007 (Act No. 10 of 2007), Complete document (pdf) [134 KB]

Related Treaties:
WIPO Lex No.:ZA100

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