Monday, 31 October 2011

ARIPO's latest newsletter

Afro Leo received a welcome email containing ARIPO's third newsletter publication for this year. Previous issues are available on the ARIPO website under "publications".

Catching this Leo's eye is a fascinating article on the potential protection of Shea-butter as a geographical indication in Ghana and beyond and an excellent summary and commentary on the impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement for IPRS from an African perspective, both by Mcdave Appiah.

The call from the editorial is a strong one too - the promotion of access to free online patent databases among African universities and development institutions.

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