Monday, 17 March 2008

Namibia Industrial Property Draft Bill: Comments please

The final draft of the Namibia Industrial Property Draft Bill has been circulated for comment by the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. The 125 page document sets out to "...provide for the establishment of an Industrial Property Office and the appointment of a Registrar of industrial property; to provide for the grant, protection and administration of patents and utility model certificates; to provide for the registration, protection and administration of industrial designs; to provide for the registration, protection and administration of trade marks, collective marks, certification marks and trade names; to provide for the registration of industrial property agents; to provide for the establishment of an Industrial Property Tribunal; and to provide for incidental matters."

SAIIPL has called for comments through their various committee chairs by 30 April 2008. if anyone would like a copy of the draft Bill please send an email here.

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