Monday, 14 October 2013
RSA's Draft National IP Policy - Stellenbosch Uni notes
It is well constructed, comprehensive and damming, and well worth a read even if just to understand where South Africa stands in terms of its international obligations. Without wanting to single out any one of the authors, the conclusion of Dr Kleyn is a consistent message throughout the read:
"The concept of a national IPP has merit. Although there are many aspects raised that are encouraging and can be supported, the presentation, form and content of the IPP are of poor quality, contains substantial material errors of fact and law, provides no substance and is without any empirical data or proper studies. The IPP should be referred for redrafting and it is strongly recommended that proper public consultation with the relevant IP role players and experts is done."
For a collection of commentary, please check these out: