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It appears that with the initial help of the US Commercial Law Development Program ( see report on setting up an inter-agency policy task force here) followed up by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Ghana has been working on an IP policy over the last few years (see Kingsley's post on the Swiss-Ghana IP Project here). A succinct overview of the developments pertaining to the IP policy formulation process is given by Diana Hopeson, a Ghanaian musician here. It appears that things have moved apace and a policy known as the National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy (NIPPS) exists (see reports here and here).Whether it is in draft or final form is less clear. The Swiss' State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) notes at p14 of its Swiss Economic Cooperation and Development Ghana Country Strategy Report 2013-2016 that "national intellectual property policy has been developed and related laws reviewed" (available here). However, the full text of the NIPPS document is not publicly available because (on some unofficial accounts) it is still in draft form.