Wednesday, 23 September 2009

WIPO and Kenya to Collaboration in dissemination of Patent Information

According to a WIPO press release, Kenya’s Minister of Industrialization, Mr. Henry Kosgey, and the Director General of WIPO, Mr Francis Gurry, have signed a cooperation agreement regarding access and dissemination of Kenya’s national patent documents.

According to the release, WIPO has signed similar agreements with other intellectual property offices of developing countries to enhance access to patent information.

Through the patentscope® database hosted by WIPO, it is possible to search through the collection of national patents of various developing countries such as Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam, Israel and ARIPO.

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