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What is the purpose of an IP holding company?
What is the purpose of an IP holding company?

Intellectual property holding companies (IPHCo’s) are registered with the purpose of managing and holding a business or group’s intellectual property assets such as patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, trade secrets and other proprietary know-how. IPHCos…
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Recent changes to Canada’s patent regime
Recent changes to Canada’s patent regime

On 30 October 2019, Bill C-43 – Economic Action Plan 2014, Act No. 2, came into force in Canada. This resulted in changes to Canada’s Patent Act and Patent Rules. The reason for at least some of the changes is to align the legislation with the Patent Law Treaty which Canada…
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DTI shines light on intellectual property

Government is striving to strike an appropriate balance between granting monopoly rights to support innovation, disseminating the knowledge and addressing socio-economic challenges in South Africa. The...

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