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.

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WIPOLex entry here
Kingsley's overview of the official IP websites here

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