Monday, 27 May 2013

A review of African official IP websites: no.46: South Sudan

Last year, we trekked into Africa's newest country in search of an intellectual property (IP) office without confidence that we could even find any - not to mention a website. Surprisingly, we came across one even though it belongs to the Ministry of Justice. (Afro Leo is pleased that we found something considering that WIPO is yet to list South Sudan under its directory of IP offices.) Nothing has changed since then and, again, we are not surprised. Hopefully and when the country is ready, WIPO et al (including country allies) may well support it with technical assistance in the area of IP.

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