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Cabanga Magazine | April 2020 | Trade Secrets

Before you start or grow a business in South Africa, ask yourself if your business concept is protected. There are a lot of misconceptions over what a trade secret is, and most importantly many businesses in South Africa and Africa, do not place much attention to the protection of their secrets, that uncommon branch of Intellectual Property.

In most countries, there are four primary types of intellectual property (IP) that can be legally protected: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.