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Ferguson Attorneys is a specialty firm focusing on Intellectual Property protection, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting measures in the protection of your business and the preservation of your brand in Africa.
IP FOR AFRICA
We approach IP protection and enforcement measures in Africa from a regional perspective, working with local businesses and specialists, considering historic and cultural trade routes in the flow of goods and services, driven by the market demands in neighbouring territories.
A strong area of focus is capacity building and development of mechanisms for the legal enforcement of IP rights in the African territories. Our approach of knowledge-sharing and skills development is key in taking strategies and workable solutions from one territory to another, allowing us to offer creative and alternative approaches to legal IP enforcement in Africa.
The strength of a symbol as a trade mark in Africa
African culture and tradition are vital factors in Africa, a vast continent with huge diversity of cultural norms and practices. There are great variations amongst its regions, countries and ethnic groups which need to be recognised and incorporated in order to harness the strengths and values of the African culture.
COVID-19 UPDATE: South Africa IP Law and Practice
On the 23 April 2020 the President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the full national lockdown that has been in place since 27 March, will shift to a system of alert levels to support the gradual phased recovery of economic activity, consisting of five alert levels.
The real problem of fakes in Africa: enabling factors and advice to rights holders
This article is to provide rights holders, their legal advisers and anyone involved in the enforcement of IP rights in Africa with a thorough understanding of IP enforcement in Africa and of the possible solutions.