This week Afro-IP wrote that new regulations on Botswana’s Industrial Property Act will go into force on 1 September 2012. The Afro-IP blog, which outlines some of the key amendments with regards to the protection of intellectual property, is posted below. One key amendment is that Botswana will now allow for pre-grant oppositions of patents. […]
Thinking beyond the limitations of patents for developing countries – a R&D treaty for global health?
A discussion piece by Katie Kirk and Marcus Low The Fix the Patent Laws campaign is aimed at promoting the public interest through reform of South Africa’s intellectual property laws. It is focused on better utilising flexibilities in the existing international intellectual property landscape – and not on rethinking the patent model itself. Yet, even […]
This article has been republished from Intellectual Property Watch where it was originally published on 20 August 2012. By Linda Daniels for Intellectual Property Watch CAPE TOWN – South African health activists and pharmaceutical industry stakeholders are keeping close watch over the government’s attempts to amend patent laws, which activists claim compromise the ability of […]
Read media coverage of the Docetaxel case and Cipla’s plans to take the case to the Constitutional Court below: http://www.businessday.co.za/Articles/Content.aspx?id=177438 http://www.businessday.co.za/Articles/Content.aspx?id=177355