Monday 9 April 2012

Darren Olivier

Director General of ARIPO up for grabs

ARIPO are inviting candidates to submit applications for the post Director General of the organisation commencing January 2013 and currently held by Gift Sibanda. Details of duties, eligibility and compensation are set on on the home page of the ARIPO site here. Closing date for applications is 31 May 2012.

Meantime, over on the AFRO-IP Linkedin Group, Italian patent attorney Sara Morabito wants to know "does anybody know if there is a database for the ARIPO designs? and if it is open to public and free of charge?"

Perhaps a reader (or the successful candidate) could assist her.

IPKenya has constructed a neat timeline of previous DG's and makes a case for a Kenyan successor.

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Craig Kahn
5 December 2012 at 11:30 delete

At the ARIPO THIRTY-SIXTH SESSION of the ARIPO Administrative Council meetings held in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania this week, Fernando dos Santos was appointed as the new ARIPO Director General. Fernando dos Santos will serve as DG for a term of 4 years beginning in 2013. He will be taking over from the current ARIPO Director General, Gift Sibanda. Fernando dos Santos is currently Registrar of the Mozambique Industrial Property Institute (IPI).