mPedigree Network

Country  Ghana
   
Beneficiaries              Rural Populations and Urban Poor 
   
Project Description
 
mPedigree Network is a social enterprise working towards ending the trade of counterfeit products, such as agro-inputs and medicines, in Africa and Asia. They started in Ghana and have now expanded their social services to Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya and India (with pilots in 7 other countries). mPedigree has created a platform (www.goldkeys.net) which allows consumers to identify the authenticity of several sensitive products. For example, consumers are able to text the secure digits on their medicine to a short code, or scan a 2D barcode, and they receive a reply from mPedigree confirming the authenticity of the drug, in less than 20 seconds. mPedigree’s work has therefore saved lives by raising awareness on purchasing authentic goods such as medicine. More about mPedigree: http://mpedigree.net/ 
   
Scope of Legal Assistance  Sidley is currently providing assistance with intellectual property related matters.
   
Legal Team  Samuel Dillon, Tung Nguyen and Thomas Tarnay