Thursday, June 29 2023   \  Published by African Law & Business.

An update on the evolving IP landscape in Africa

An update on the evolving IP landscape in Africa

Published by Marco Vatta

Marco Vatta and Megan Dinnie of Spoor & Fisher look at the fast-changing world of intellectual property.

The world of intellectual property (IP) is undergoing a rapid transformation throughout Africa, and 2023 is gearing up to be an eventful year. There are numerous exciting trends to watch, ranging from the continued ascent of personalisation and individualisation, using data collection and the responses thereto in the digital age, to the expanding use of artificial intelligence.

With this in mind, we review some of the high-impact intellectual property activities in Africa over the past year, especially those aimed at policy change and improving the protection of intellectual property rights across the continent. Read more

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