African intellectual property law, practice and policies. This weblog provides news, information and comment on IP law, practice and business deals right across Africa. Ce blog propose des actualités, informations, et commentaires sur la législation et la pratique en matière de propriété intellectuelle et de droit des contrats d'affaires en Afrique. For some insight into the origins of this blog click here.
Monday, 24 November 2014
IP policies in Africa no. 40: São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tome and Principe recently joined ARIPO (see Aurelia's post here). WIPO has drafted a National Intellectual Property Development Plan for the country upon its request and held validation meeting on the policy in September 2014 ( see meeting details here, in French). The policy itself is not yet publicly available but hopefully it will be available on WIPOLex after its formal adoption by the country.
WIPOLex entry here
Industrial Property Office website here