Friday, November 19 2021   \  Published by World IP Review.

Developing an effective Africa IP plan

Developing an effective Africa IP plan

Can Africa in 2021 still be compared to the 1996 Spaghetti Western, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"? And, if so, where do we find these attributes in the various national and regional intellectual property (IP) regimes?

Fortunately, the days of referring to Africa only in negative terms when it comes to IP protection are long gone. The continent is seen as brimming with business opportunities, and interest in its economic potential comes from all over the world. Economic growth is closely associated with progressive IP systems, which must be geared towards fostering technology, industrial development, and innovation. Read more

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