Monday 11 March 2013


A review of African official IP websites: no. 35: Mozambique

Last year we were pleased to find a live and useful website for the intellectual property (IP) office in  Mozambique. It was better than seeing nothing at all. On review, this Leo noticed that the website is actually kept up-to-date with relevant news and events. 

Readers may want to note that the current DG of ARIPO, Mr. Fernando Dos Santos, was once the Registrar at Mozambique's IP office (It seems to Afro Leo that Mr. Dos Santos values digital technology and the dissemination of information wherever he goes - if he was the one who brought about ARIPO's face-lift. In any case, with more resources at his disposal, Afro Leo can foresee what Mr Dos Santos may well do to turn ARIPO into a 21st century IP registry)

Afro Leo would be pleased to know if Mr Dos Santos is still (as advertised by WIPO) the Registrar of the Mozambique Industrial Property Institute (IPI).

For Mozambique's 2008 - 2018 IP strategy, see here



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