Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Is IP a thread in Gordhan's Gordian knot? Comment

Over on Adams & Adams' IP commercialisation microsite "IP Live" blogger Darren Olivier provides a pre- speech comment on the Budget due to be delivered in about an hour in South Africa.

"This article entitled “What can we expect in Gordhan’s Budget” published by Independent Online and citing Bloomberg as author predicts a difficult speech for the Finance Minister who needs “must contend with dwindling revenue as commodity prices plunge, the worst drought in more than a century and slowing economic growth”.
There is of course no mention of intellectual property, a trade mark, copyright, patents, designs, brands etc so one would be forgiven for thinking that this is not about IP but you would also be mistaken if you thought that IP was not a component at all"
Read more about it here.

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