Tag: Intellectual property

East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity

East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity

07 Nov 16  News
The $5 billion East African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by more than 12% per year for the next five years, as lifestyle changes in the region lead to higher rates of ...
WIPO workshop: African states are themselves to blame, should compile, publicize IP statistics

WIPO workshop: African states are themselves to blame, should compile, publicize IP statistics

11 Oct 16  News
Each year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Economic and Statistics Division sends out questionnaires, which intellectual property offices worldwide are expected...
TRIPS flexibilities and anti-counterfeit legislation in Kenya and the EAC: Implications for generic producers

TRIPS flexibilities and anti-counterfeit legislation in Kenya and the EAC: Implications for generic producers

15 Sep 16  News
This paper aims to make a contribution to the ongoing debate in Kenya and the East African Community (EAC) about sub-standard drugs, access to medicines, local pharmaceutical produ...
Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Protection Under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA): Proposals for an Intellectual Property Protocol

Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Protection Under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA): Proposals for an Intellectual Property Protocol

20 Jul 16  Publications
The Agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) among the member states of COMESA, the EAC and SADC was signed on 10 June 2015 in Egypt during the Third Tripartite S...
South Africa accepts protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement

South Africa accepts protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement

25 Feb 16  News
South Africa deposited its instrument of acceptance for the 2005 protocol amending the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 23 Febr...
Mali notifies acceptance of Trade Facilitation Agreement, TRIPS amendment

Mali notifies acceptance of Trade Facilitation Agreement, TRIPS amendment

21 Jan 16  News
Mali has ratified the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), becoming the 10th African nation to do so. Mali has also accepted an amendment to the TRIPS Agreement aimed at facilit...
Well-designed IP systems can benefit Africa, leaders say; WIPO Director urges action

Well-designed IP systems can benefit Africa, leaders say; WIPO Director urges action

04 Nov 15  News
As Africa is emerging to become a centre of economic growth, strong and well-developed national intellectual property systems can help the continent unlock its citizens’ creativi...
Intellectual property for an emerging Africa

Intellectual property for an emerging Africa

02 Nov 15  News
The African Ministerial Conference 2015: Intellectual Property for an Emerging Africa co-organized by the Government of Senegal and WIPO in cooperation with the African Union ...
20 years on, negotiators reflect on breakthrough talks on intellectual property and trade

20 years on, negotiators reflect on breakthrough talks on intellectual property and trade

02 Oct 15  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo launched a new publication entitled “The Making of the TRIPS Agreement: Personal Insights from the Uruguay Round Negotiations” on Day 2 of...
EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

07 Mar 13  News
The East African Community (EAC) partner states should ask the World Trade Organisation to unconditionally accord the Least Developed Group (LDC) an extension of the transition per...
Workshop on Flexibilities in International Intellectual Property Rules and Local Production of Pharmaceuticals for the Southern Central and West African Region, 7-9 December 2009

Workshop on Flexibilities in International Intellectual Property Rules and Local Production of Pharmaceuticals for the Southern Central and West African Region, 7-9 December 2009

17 Dec 09  Event
The workshop was organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Capacity Buil...
Seminar: Use and Application of Geographical Indications by ACP member states as a trade tool – Montpellier, 24-27 March 2009

Seminar: Use and Application of Geographical Indications by ACP member states as a trade tool – Montpellier, 24-27 March 2009

05 May 09  Event
Background International agricultural trade is characterized by increased competition between emerging countries in lucrative markets in developed countries. The intensification o...
Recent Multilateral and Bilateral Trends in IP Policy Making: Lessons and challenges for Africa, 6 October 2006

Recent Multilateral and Bilateral Trends in IP Policy Making: Lessons and challenges for Africa, 6 October 2006

07 Oct 06  Event
On 6 October 2006, tralac, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL) co-hosted a wo...

The ability of select sub-Saharan African countries to utilise TRIPs Flexibilities and Competition Law to ensure a sustainable supply of essential medicines: A study of producing and importing countries

20 Sep 06  Publications
The impact of the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) on access to essential medicines in the developing world is an issue that has gripp...
Workshop on Intellectual Property, Free Trade Agreements, and Sustainable Development, 27-28 February 2006

Workshop on Intellectual Property, Free Trade Agreements, and Sustainable Development, 27-28 February 2006

01 May 06  Event
tralac was invited to a workshop on Intellectual Property, Free Trade Agreements, and Sustainable Development, co-organized by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)...