TITLE

Intellectual Property Policy Formulation in LDCs in Sub-Saharan Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Blakeney, Michael; Mengistie, Getachew
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
African Journal of International & Comparative Law;Mar2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
58113786

 

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