Africa is often portrayed by the media as underdeveloped, unsafe and an economic backwater. A simplistic and stereotypical view has been created and it is no surprise that some companies are still sceptical about investing in Africa, especially when it comes to intangible assets such as intellectual property (IP).

In addition to crime and corruption, which are prevalent in all countries across the world, poor infrastructure in some African states leads to further disinclination to invest, resulting in Africa more often than not being mistakenly overlooked...

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