To ensure that Spoor & Fisher remains ahead of the rapid pace of developments in technology and commerce and the subsequent impact on Intellectual Property (IP) rights, Spoor & Fisher Consulting (Pty) Ltd was created as an affiliated company, which is focused on the specialised field of IP valuations and related commercial services.
Spoor & Fisher has considerable expertise and experience in the field of IP valuations, having been involved in this field since the early 1990s, and is widely considered to be the pre-eminent independent IP valuer in South Africa. The company has gained credibility with both the South African Revenue Service and the Reserve Bank for its independent and objective valuations. Spoor & Fisher and Spoor & Fisher Consulting (Pty) Ltd have conducted IP valuations amounting to several billion Rands, in respect of IP portfolios owned by top corporate firms in South Africa. The valuations team also works closely with several merchant banks, together with auditing and consulting firms, to perform a vital role in the advice provided in respect of substantial commercial transactions involving IP portfolios.
Spoor & Fisher Consulting (Pty) Ltd has an active team of professionals with experience in the IP valuation field, and is committed to remaining at the forefront of new developments in this area. As IP valuations are conducted for a number of purposes, for example tax purposes (including capital gains tax), corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, exchange control authorisation, listings and licensing, a variety of skills are needed to value IP properly. For this reason, a team has been put together, which has a specialised understanding of intellectual property, has expertise in all relevant valuation methodologies, and has appropriate financial and accounting experience.
Further information on the benefits of valuing your IP can be found on the Spoor & Fisher website under the Commercial Aspects Menu in the Articles and Info section.
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