Thursday, 7 February 2008
Traditional knowledge South Africa
South Africa has launched an initiative to grant extended protection to traditonal knowledge. The parliamentary committee on trade and industry was told that legislation would be introduced to include TK protection in all existing IP legislation. The bill has not yet been made available for public comment, but appears to have far-reaching implications. See http://www.sabinet.co.za/sabinetlaw/news_par560.html for more information.