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Intellectual Property

Rethinking Intellectual Property in a Digital World

Intellectual property (IP) encompasses intangible assets that result from human creativity, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. As we transition into an increasingly digital world, where the concept of the...

Digitally Protecting Your Intellectual Property Helps Safeguard Future Business Success

In today’s increasingly knowledge-based economies, intellectual property holds value because of its ability to generate future profits and wealth, as it fuels innovation and growth. Therefore, it is logical that companies need to take precautions to safeguard their intellectual...

How to Use and Monetise Data

Data and data analytics? Big business. We generate a massive amount of information every day, sourced via the Internet of (Every)Thing(s), GPS trackers, fitness wearables, software-as-a-service, web content and social media. This information can be analysed computationally to reveal patterns,...

Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab

World Intellectual Property Day (26 April) raises awareness on how intellectual property (IP) impacts daily life. But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects, companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well. “Intellectual property runs...

East African IP landscape has shifted fundamentally, says Bowmans

East African economies have grown so rapidly in recent years that large brand-owners are not only making substantial investments in their brands, but are willing to go to court to protect them. Kenya, in particular, has seen a sharp...

New partnership to enable startups to have control over their Intellectual Property

A collaboration between the Companies & Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), and the ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR) will make it possible for South African startups to register a new company and its equivalent...

SA’s draft IP policy ‘needs further consultation’

In South Africa, The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has identified several areas of the draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (IP) as ‘worrying’ and urges the Department of Trade and Industry to engage in an extended consultation period and a more...

Piracy is Nigeria’s biggest challenge – Microsoft

The pirating of intellectual property has been labelled as one of Nigeria’s biggest challenges by Emmanuel Onyeje, the Nigerian Country Manager for software and technology giant Microsoft. Onyeje said that software piracy has the potential to cause unemployment and...

Egypt’s ITIDA tackles software piracy

Egyptian telecommunications and technology company, the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), is pushing awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with the country’s police. The company held a training session at Cairo’s Smart Village for 25 specialized police officers...

Intellectual Property boosted in Nigeria

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced plans that would help bolster Nigeria’s innovation centers to tackle the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTOs) in place under the tutelage of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion...
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