TuksNovation Partners with Adams & Adams to Support Tech Start-ups

Posted on April 05, 2019

TuksNovation, a high-tech business incubator that provides specialised product and business development support to startups, has joined forces with Adams & Adams, (the largest intellectual property law firm in Africa), to support and grow promising technology start-ups.

Through this partnership, Adams & Adams will provide specialist intellectual property services, including patent, trade mark and commercial support to technology entrepreneurs at TuksNovation. The firm will also offer advisory assistance through its Centre for IP Law at the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus.

Founded in 1908, Adams & Adams is commited to assisting entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners to protect and commercialise their intellectual property rights, at home and abroad. As Africa’s largest IP firm and a leading commercial and litigation practice in South Africa, the firm is strategically positioned to represent clients across a full spectrum of industries.

TuksNovation, a non-profit company, was founded by the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development’s Small Enterprise Development Agency and the Department of Trade and Industry. As a technology business incubator and accelerator, TuksNovation fosters innovation by providing specialised product and business development support to technology start-ups. By identifying and supporting promising early stage innovations, TuksNovation lowers the risk of the technology development and commercialisation stages for both innovators and investors.

“We are proud to partner with Africa’s leading intellectual property practice, as it gives TuksNovation’s incubated start-ups access to much needed intellectual property services,” says Anéa Burke le Roux, Centre Manager of TuksNovation. She adds: “Many of the start-ups in the incubator have cutting-edge technologies with the potential to make a meaningful impact on the economy through job creation and by attracting foreign investment. Protecting the intellectual property of these start-ups is an important step to prepare them for investment and to enter the market.”

For more information on TuksNovation go to  www.tuksnovation.co.za 

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