The Role of Intellectual Property in Empowering Women’s Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities

On the 26th of April 2023, the world celebrated World Intellectual Property Day. This annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of intellectual property (IP) rights and their contribution to innovation and creativity. This year’s theme, Women And IP: Accelerating Innovation And Creativity, highlights the role of women in innovation and the […]

Intellectual PropertyMaureen Makoko

Copyright Amendment Bill: potential cause for concern for trade between SA and the USA

Sources:  Copyright Amendment Bill an issue for trade between SA and US ( Copyright Amendment Bill: US Trade Representative to review SA’s Preferential Trade status – Tech4Law The much-awaited analysis of the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill has been seemingly frozen since December 2020, and there has not yet been any […]

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Iman Rappetti talks to Partner, Darren Olivier, and Associate, Maureen Makoko, about the upcoming Adams & Adams IP Evening Series, as well as the recent controversy over Basotho designs and well known fashion house Louis Vuitton as a case study. At a recent IP Evening Series event in Soweto, Darren explained that “fashion and crafts are a […]

Darren OlivierIntellectual PropertyMaureen Makoko

What Are Trade Secrets And How To Protect It?

A Trade secret is information that is useful in the industry and that is kept confidential. It is information that imparts value to its holder and one that provides a competitive edge over its competitors. Should information that constitutes as a trade secret be leaked, it could have a major negative effect on the business. […]

Intellectual PropertyMaureen MakokoTrade Marks