Monday 15 April 2013


A review of African official IP websites: no.39: Rwanda

Back to Rwanda after last year's visit, we are extremely pleased to report significant developments. First, in case you wondered what the Office of the Registrar General is and responsible for, (well, apart from registering intellectual property (IP) rights) click here to learn more. Secondly, are you then looking for IP registration forms? click here to find them. Finally and quite impressive, click here for a step-by-step guide on how to obtain IP rights registration in Rwanda. 

Thanks to the UN - UNCTAD and One UN Rwanda Programme (Afro Leo not ignoring the efforts of the committed and willing Rwanda Development Board) - Rwanda is, so far in our review, the best improved country (especially, in terms of online access to information on IP rights).

IP-related news from Rwanda

IP and Innovation Centre launch in Kigali, Rwanda: The Ministry of trade and industry in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), opens a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC). The TISC will assist Rwandans with technical know-how and access to knowledge including worldwide IP rights database. To read more, click here



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