Monday, 26 May 2008

Ghana Signs Pact with WIPO

According to allAfrica.com the World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO) has recently concluded an agreement with the Government of Ghana.

The agreement was signed on behalf of WIPO by the outgoing Director General, Kamil Idris. In his words, the agreement "offered a comprehensive and coherent approach to establishing a robust intellectual property framework that will support the country's development objectives". According to Ghana's Attorney General, it is hoped that the cooperation between the two partners will enhance international trade and the manner in which investors percieve Ghana as an investment destination.

More specifically, the plan will revamp the country's intellectual property system to enable universities, smes and other enterprises to make better use of it. It will also enhance use of the copyright system by creative industries, as well as application of intellectual property rights in an environment of electronic commerce.

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