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Innovation Office

06/05/2016

In celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Innovation Office held two IP talks in an attempt to raise IP awareness on May 4.

The talks were held by Dirk van Dyk from Von Seidels with our Faculty of Arts and Computing Sciences students. In addition, consultation hours were made available throughout the day to allow researchers to have one-on-one discussions with Dirk.

World IP Day is an initiative aimed at informing academics, researchers, staff and students about the role that IP rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This years’ theme was titled Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined and explored the future of culture in the digital age: how one creates it, how one accesses it and how one finances it. 

We would also like to acknowledge the National Intellectual Property Management Office for their support and recognition of the university's efforts in educating individuals whilst celebrating World Intellectual Property Day.

Click here to find out more about Intellectual Property at NMMU.  

Contact information
Ms Elzaan le Roux
Public Relations & Marketing Administrator
Tel: +27 (0)41 504 4903
Elzaan.LeRoux@mandela.ac.za