Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rwanda presses on with IP plan, signs up to PCT and Hague

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced today two pieces of news concerning Rwanda.

  • The first is that, as recorded in Hague Notification No. 109, the Government of the Republic of Rwanda has deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs.
  • The second, as heralded by PCT Notification No. 198, is that the Government of the Republic of Rwanda has deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Both treaties come into force with respect to Rwanda on 31 August of this year.

It is very encouraging to see how determinedly Rwanda is pushing ahead with the IP Policy which it adopted last year (see earlier Afro IP post here).

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