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, 15 December 2014
IP policies in Africa no.45: South Africa
This is by far the easiest national IP policy overview to write in this series because Afro-IP has been providing a running commentary on South Africa's draft IP policy since its publication in September 2013. The links to these posts are far too many to list, to view them search for "South Africa IP Policy". Much has been said about the merits (or otherwise) of the draft national IP Policy. Suffice to say that it has many hot under the collar for various reasons. All that remains to be said is that the policy has been way too long in the making and this Leo is disappointed that 2014 is fading out without the finalisation of the policy.
WIPOLex entry here
Kingsley's overview of the official IP websites here