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.
Friday, 19 December 2014
IP policies in Africa no.s 46 and 47: South Sudan and Sudan
Neither Sudan nor South Sudan have a national IP policy yet nor do they seem to be working on one, which is understandable for countries that have been mired in military conflict. Sudan is a member of ARIPO, the AU and COMESA and as such subscribes to the COMESA IP policy as well as benefits from any national IP policy initiatives from these three organisations.
For IP laws see Sudan's WIPOLex entry here and South Sudan's here
Kingsley's overview of South Sudan's official IP websites here
Kingsley's overview of Sudan's official IP websites here