Although IP assets have certain special qualities, being intangible and invisible, their value, like other property, is financially quantifiable; they can be traded and commercialised; and they can play a dominant role in establishing and enhancing shareholder value. In fact, the value of a company’s IP rights can exceed the value of its physical assets.
The purpose of valuation is to determine a fair value for the IP. The value is not necessarily equivalent to the price or cost of acquiring or creating the IP rights; it is generally accepted that a more realistic quantification is to equate the value to the sum total of all future benefits to be derived from the IP, valued at current rates and compressed into a single payment.
Our IP Commercialisation team can assist with:
- Exchange control compliance
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Danie’s clients range from entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to well-known multi-nationals. Clients often seek his advice regarding the establishment of an enterprise in South Africa, and he drafts and reviews agreements needed for their operations and to grow their businesses.
Irshaad has acted for a diverse range of clients, from trade unions to multinational corporations and has successfully argued matters in the Labour Court and other fora. Irshaad has been part of legal teams in precedent setting matters and has been instrumental in settling significant disputes.
Kineta is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Department in Johannesburg. She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and holds an LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.