Tag: Intellectual property

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

29 Nov 17  News
WHO urges governments to take action An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new res...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Nov 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: CII-Exim Bank conclave on India-East Africa trade and investment. Launched at the conclave: India’s investments in select East African countries –...
Branding and other intangibles account for 30 percent of product value – UN report

Branding and other intangibles account for 30 percent of product value – UN report

21 Nov 17  News
Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as nearly one third of the value of manufactured products comes...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Oct 17  News
Updated World Bank macro poverty outlook reports: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe AU’s STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning ...
Intellectual Property Seminar – Cape Town, 6 September 2017

Intellectual Property Seminar – Cape Town, 6 September 2017

20 Sep 17  Event
On 6th September 2017, the Trade Law Centre (tralac), in collaboration with Zelna Jansen Consultancy (tralac alumna), hosted an intellectual property (IP) seminar in Cape Town, Sou...
7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers: Annexes to the Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The 7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Shanghai on 1-2 August 2017. The Ministers reviewed the progress made in BRICS economic, trad...
7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Statement

23 Aug 17  News
The seventh meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Trade was held in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on the 1-2 August 2017. The establishment of the BRICS e-port network, e-co...
GI protection: are components of a compound GI name covered?

GI protection: are components of a compound GI name covered?

16 Aug 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the need for clarification on mutually agreed provisions concerning the use of geographical indications in trade agreements The pro...
Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

Protectionism threat to global trade: BRICS

02 Aug 17  News
Trade ministers from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) discussed trade facilitation, economic and technological cooperation, and the multilateral trade syst...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jul 17  News
Francis Mangeni: Industrialization in Africa Good practice would suggest that acquisition and deployment of technology, building a sound technological base, harnessing innovations...
African lawyers seek tougher penalties against fake drug imports

African lawyers seek tougher penalties against fake drug imports

05 Jul 17  News
Lawyers from around Africa gathered in Cameroon this week to call for tougher legislation against counterfeit medicine. Sixty tons of counterfeit medicine was burned after being s...
Intellectual property governance in Africa

Intellectual property governance in Africa

22 Jun 17  Publications
Intellectual property (IP) matters – which generally cover patents, copyrights and related matters, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications (GIs), utility models...
Intellectual property and the public interest

Intellectual property and the public interest

07 Jun 17  News
This document has been submitted by the delegations of Brazil, China, Fiji, India and South Africa for discussion at the Formal Meeting of the TRIPS Council, taking place on 13-14 ...
World Economic Forum on Africa 2017: Achieving Inclusive Growth

World Economic Forum on Africa 2017: Achieving Inclusive Growth

26 Apr 17  News
Achieving Inclusive Growth Durban, South Africa, 3-5 May 2017 Africa is facing a mixed outlook for growth. The economic growth forecast for the continent over the coming yea...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 17  News
Multimedia: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame – ‘All Africans want integration’ (Wall Street Journal) State of Women’s Right in Africa (AU) In Africa, women continue to be denied fu...
WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

WTO Members debate intellectual property and e-commerce, innovation and access to medicines

08 Mar 17  News
The intellectual property (IP) aspects of electronic commerce, access to medicines, and the role of IP in promoting the participation of small businesses in trade were discussed by...
WTO IP rules amended to ease poor countries’ access to affordable medicines

WTO IP rules amended to ease poor countries’ access to affordable medicines

23 Jan 17  News
An amendment to the agreement on intellectual property rights entered into force today, securing for developing countries a legal pathway to access affordable medicines under WTO r...
Wanted: affordable medicines for all

Wanted: affordable medicines for all

12 Jan 17  News
UN panel calls for new global accords to make drugs cheaper Pneumonia, an acute infection of the lungs, is the biggest killer of children worldwide even though it is treatable and...
Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

04 Jan 17  Themes
Innovation and new technologies are key drivers of economic growth in today’s globalised economy. Promoting innovation has thus become a critical regional and national policy obj...
The protection of personal information and cross-border data flows

The protection of personal information and cross-border data flows

14 Dec 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on the regulation of movement of data across borders and South Africa’s new privacy protection regime On 1 December 2016 South Afri...