International Development Law Organization

Protecting IP Rights in South Africa

For more than a decade, we have been working with developing and transition economies to help them comply with their obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). South Africa is the latest country to benefit from IDLO’s expertise. In October 2013, we conducted a course in Johannesburg, with the participation of representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, and other key institutions.

Similar IDLO courses have taken place in Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colom­bia, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Jor­dan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali,  Mo­rocco, Nepal, Peru, the Philip­pines, Romania, Senegal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.

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