How to ensure that your trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets are safe abroad

July 11, 2021

You have all good reasons to start exporting but how will you ensure that your trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets are safe abroad? With the existence of Free Trade Agreements, your business may want to expand to other markets either regionally or internationally to bolster its competitiveness and position itself in those markets. One of the risks involved in such an expansion is Intellectual Property (IP) infringement, either by you or the other party. It is therefore important to Read more […]

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AfCFTA, MSMEs and IP!

June 30, 2021

MSMEs, which are the key to economic growth in Africa and account for more than 80% of the businesses, have struggled for a long time to penetrate more advanced markets regionally. It is for this reason that the African Union decided to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in 2012 and became effective under international law in May 2019. It is one of the African Union’s (AU) flagship projects for the implementation of its 2063 Agenda. As of today, 54 out of 55 countries have Read more […]

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