Intellectual property and technology issues are many times at the core of major business transactions as companies continue to expand and protect their technologies, brands, products, data and services around the globe.
Our intellectual property and technology team in Casablanca can provide a full range of commercial, intellectual property, privacy, sourcing and technology services for leading businesses in Morocco and elsewhere in the region.
We offer strategic commercial advice to a wide range of industry sectors, helping clients achieve their objectives wherever they do business.
Our team's particular areas of focus are:
- commercial contracts
- data protection, privacy and security
- technology transactions and strategic sourcing
- trademark and copyright
Experience has included advising:
- Mutandis in its trademark registration in Africa, Europe and the Middle East and its distribution contracts in Morocco;
- HID Global in the review of its IT contracts;
- Laprophan in its day to day intellectual property matters including trademark registration in Africa, pharmaceutical licensing in Morocco and brand issues;
- Vivo Energy Maroc in its data protection compliance policy;
- Société Générale Maroc in the review of its IT outsourcing contracts;
- Louis Vuitton Malletier in the review of its employee privacy and data policy;
- A French food services and facilities management company in the application of GDPR rules in Morocco;
- A leading global consumer goods multinational regarding its distribution contracts in Morocco;
- Aksal Groupe in its commercial contracts matters in Morocco; and
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPIA) regulate the protection of data subjects’ personal information.
South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), expected to be fully in force in the near future, contains similar provisions to GDPR.