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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa

Marius Schneider and Vanessa Ferguson

Abstract

Africa is rising: with double-digit growth figures in many countries, its growing middle and upper class, the continent represents an untapped, dynamic, fast-moving and competitive market that businesses can scarcely ignore. Intellectual property right owners are increasingly paying attention to this new African dynamic and have started to invest into African markets. Unfortunately, so have counterfeiters. Taking action against counterfeit and pirated products in Africa is a challenge against which right holders and their representatives often feel overwhelmed. Filling a gap in the market, thi ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837336
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837336.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marius Schneider, author

Vanessa Ferguson, author