n Without Prejudice - The Reddot-Oilwell conundrum : intellectual property

Volume 10, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Commentators have noted that if all the physical assets of The Coca-Cola Company were to be destroyed (that is the buildings, the trucks, the bottling companies), the COCA-COLA trade mark and other intellectual property would be sufficiently valuable to enable a positive cash flow within one year. It is a well-known fact that intellectual property rights such as trade marks, patents and designs, are very valuable assets and can generate or sustain income streams, the lifeblood of any business. But do the rights in and to these assets constitute capital? And if so, is exchange control approval required where these rights are exported?

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