Protecting Business Methods in South Africa and Zimbabwe

(2008) 2 International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 1 – 10

Posted: 18 Apr 2016

Date Written: April 4, 2016

Abstract

This paper outlines the trade secret and patent protection of business methods in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It begins with an introduction to business methods and proceeds to outline various possible methods of legal protection. It notes that the law in this respect is not yet well developed but there have been indications in case law that the courts are receptive to comprehensive protection of business methods

Keywords: Trade Secret, Patent, Business Methods, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Caroline B., Protecting Business Methods in South Africa and Zimbabwe (April 4, 2016). (2008) 2 International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 1 – 10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758604

Caroline B. Ncube (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town ( email )

Private Bag
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa

HOME PAGE: http://www.commerciallaw.uct.ac.za/claw/staff/academic/cncube

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