Intellectual Property Policy Formulation in LDCs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Blakeney, Michael; Mengistie, Getachew
March 2011
African Journal of International & Comparative Law;Mar2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p66
Academic Journal
The article explores the construction and implementation of intellectual property (IP) policies in many least-developed countries (LDCs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the incorporation of these policies with other developmental priorities within those countries. The main IP implementation burden for LDCs in SSA is said to be the cost of complying with different international, regional and bilateral IP duties. As such, the author claims it is critical for LDCs to pinpoint ways in which IP can be used to promote economic development.


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