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.
In June 2014, I reported on Ghana's progress towards the development of a national IP policy with the assistance of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (here). Their work has come to fruition and Wayne Meiring reports on Managing IP (here) that the country published its policy in early 2016 which will be implemented from September 2016 - 2020. However, the full text of the NIPPS document is not publicly available.
For further information see:
Government of Ghana Ghana's Intellectual Property Rights Launched