IP PROTECTION REMAINS A VITAL PART OF ANY M&A DEAL IN AFRICA

By John Syekei Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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With Africa considered the continent of opportunity, it goes without saying that merger and acquisition (M&A) deals have been highly active over the last few years with the same expectation predicted for some time yet. However, it is disturbing that very often intellectual property (IP) protection, the most common being copyright, trade marks, and patents, is forgotten or the last aspect of the deal to be given attention.