Patent Licence Agreements

Did you know that it is not necessary for the patentee to exercise his own invention in order to benefit from the monopoly a patent provides?  Licence agreements can give the right to make, use, exercise, sell or import the invention to a licensee who then pays the...

Authorship and Ownership in Copyrighted Works

Whilst it is a logical assumption that the author of a work eligible for copyright protection is also the owner, this is not always the case.  Only the copyright owner has locus standi if a work in which copyright vests become the subject of an infringement action....

How to Obtain Patent Rights Overseas

Patents are territorially limited, meaning that the applicant must apply for patent protection in every country that he/she is interested in commercialising his/her invention. The South African patentee will usually start the patent process by filing a South African...

January Eureka!MEET – Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Rina Gunter of Gunter Attorneys (est. 2011) is a patent attorney and Metallurgical and Chemical Engineer. She has a slew of business and professional awards and around 25 years of concentrated experience in the intricate field of IP law … and all that was obvious when...

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