Helen Burt

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About Helen Burt

Helen Burt is one of the attorneys at Michalsons. You can read her articles below or find out more about her.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

You are in discussions with a potential investor, a potential joint venture partner, licensee or distributor of your intellectual property.  Protecting your intellectual property is critical.  Can you trust them?  Will they walk away with your intellectual property?  How do [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:06:10+02:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: , , , |

Why Have an Intellectual Property Strategy?

Do you have a robust intellectual property strategy?  And why does it matter?  Intellectual property is one of the key assets of an organisation.  It is becoming of ever-increasing importance in this digital world where ideas and information can be accessed, [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:15:11+02:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: , , |

Please Call Me: Derisking your Makate

What does "Please Call Me" mean for your organisation?  The "Please Call Me" case (Makate v Vodacom) brought the issue of who owns employee-created intellectual property sharply to the fore.  This ‘David v Goliath’ saga, which lead to a legal battle all [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:26:10+02:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: |

Makate v Vodacom – the 5 minute speedread

The ‘David v Goliath’ saga of Makate v Vodacom, which proceeded all the way up to the Constitutional Court, highlighted the risks organisations face if they fail to properly address the ownership and commercialisation of potentially lucrative ideas created by their employees. Key take-away’s of Makate [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:36:27+02:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: , |