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Intellectual property, South Africa

 

Intellectual property can be your most valuable asset yet we find that it is one of the least understood and hence, most disregarded areas within most organizations. In the globalized times, IP needs to be considered on a local, pan-African and international scale to maximize its value and marketing reach.

Our lawyers bring their experience and IP know-how in working closely with you to understand your business and maximize the value of your IP inherent. We offer innovative solutions to the prevailing economic, regulatory, legal and demographic challenges faced by most organizations.

Members of our IP team apply commercially-minded solutions to a wide range of intellectual property and copyright related issues such as:
  • Trademark applications (local and international)
  • Trademark oppositions
  • Patent and design applications (local and international)
  • Copyright matters of all kinds and descriptions
  • Company and close corporation name objections
  • Passing off and unlawful competition
  • Domain name registration, clearance, management and disputes
  • All transactional work in relation to Intellectual Property (including assignments, licenses and hypothecations)
  • Sports, media and entertainment law
  • Information technology law 
  • Escrow services
  • Franchising 
  • IP valuations, audits and due diligence investigations
  • IP related commercial agreements (licensing and registered user agreements, software, development agreements, assignmend, sale or purchase agreements)
  • Exchange control approval applications and opinions
  • Advice and opinion work on all Intellectual Property legislation
company and business names registrations, searches and objections, regulatory and legislative audits, advice, opinions and submissions
information technology law
escrow services
franchising
IP valuations
IP audits
IP due diligence investigations
IP related commercial agreements (licensing and registered user agreements, software development agreements, assignment, sale or purchase agreements)

exchange control approval applications and opinions

Sports, media and entertainment law

If you would like any further information or need advice on Intellectual Property, please contact our legal team