Thursday, October 22, 2015


IP Research, Development & Securing Innovation

Dates:  25th & 26th November 2015
Venue:  Amabhubesi Conference Centre, 
              292 Surrey Avenue, Ferndale, 
              Randburg, 2194, Johannesburg, RSA

Patents, Trade Marks and Copyright continue to be the most valued asset that a company can own. Today companies are faced with constant changes, smarter crimes, and greater competition among brand owners of the world. Trade Mark and copyright practitioners must understand and overcome these challenges.

Amabhubesi invites you to our upcoming Intellectual Property and Commercialization Masterclass to be held this November in Johannesburg. This masterclass will bring out latest thinking on the social and economic value of IP (Intellectual Property). Discussions will focus on how a comprehensive strategy for IP could underpin Africa’s position as a competitive leader in the global economy. The IP Masterclass is focused on intellectual property as an investment, which raises the total value of the brand and plays an integral part.

The objective of this masterclass is to also address various legal aspects of the most recent developments in both jurisprudence and legislation in the field IP law.

Key topics include:
• Cross-border copyright protection and designs
• Validity and infringement tests
• Most recent case law in the field of trade marks and domain names

The IP Trademark & Copyright Protection masterclass will also address these critical topics in intellectual property law, and give the answers you need to protect your brand. This professional development masterclass is also intended for individuals currently working in or aspiring to work in intellectual property intensive fields whether in the public or private spheres. The designed workshops within the masterclass will include lectures offered by IP experts and will involve practical exercises, group discussions and case studies. Attending this event will make IP work for your organization.

Expert facilitators:
Theo Doubell, Director, Bouwers Inc. (RSA)
Hans JGM Nieuwkamp, BIJ,  Buerobotic (Netherlands)
Hugh Melamdowitz, Spoor & Fisher (RSA)
Gerard Verhoef, Stellenbosch University (RSA)

Who should attend:
Directors, GM’s, Heads & Managers, IP Officer, Patent Examiners, Legal Department, Attorney, Trademark Specialist, Intellectual property commissioner, Professor, Research and Development Managers, Legal Advisor: Risk and Compliance, University Lecturers, Executive Advisor, Executive for Strategy Companies, Research and Research Project Managers (e.g. Engineers & Technologists), Director: Innovation Support, Policy Makers, Deputy Director Generals.

Contact: Duncan Ndebele, Project Coordinator
292 Surrey Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194, Gauteng, South Africa
P O Box 2568, Cramerview, 2060, Gauteng, South Africa
Tele: +27 (0)11 326 0353  |  Fax2email: +27 (0)86 613 7734 
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