Copyright & A2K Issues - 10 August 2017



Draft Intellectual Property (IP) Policy of South Africa - Phase 1 (2017)

The Department of Trade and Industry has published the Draft Intellectual Property (IP) Policy of South Africa – Phase I (2017) at, and is asking for comments. 

This responds to the National Development Plan’s call for greater emphasis on innovation, improved productivity, more intense pursuit of a knowledge economy, and better exploitation of comparative and competitive advantages.

The IP Policy is an important policy instrument in promoting innovation, technology transfer, research and development, creative expression, consumer protection, industrial development and more broadly, economic growth.

All submissions on the said document can be emailed to by no later than Monday, 9 October 2017


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