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As an extended celebration of World IP Day, the Nelson Mandela University Innovation Office, in collaboration with Von Seidels Intellectual Property Attorneys, held informative sessions on 15 and 16 May.

Llewellyn du Toit presented an overview of IP rights and elaborated on the debate around “Patenting versus Trade Secrets” on 15 May. According to Llewellyn, an inventor’s first question when coming up with a new invention is: “Should I protect my invention by filing a patent, or should I keep it a secret?”.

On 16 May, Érik van der Vyver discussed the IP and legal aspects surrounding Fintech - a new financial services industry composed of innovative applications, products, processes and business models aimed at improving financial activities.

Both talks were very well received and sparked much engagement between the presenters and attendees.

The Innovation Office gratefully acknowledges Von Seidels for their continued support and sponsorship of both events. 

We also acknowledge the National Intellectual Property Management Office, for their on-going support and recognition of our efforts to raise IP awareness through arranging such events.

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Ms Jessica Preston
Public Relations and Marketing Intern
Tel: 0415044216