2014.11.26 Media Release - DTI’s IP draft policy is incoherent and contains unsubstantiated and incorrect statements on the law
“The DTI’s draft policy for Intellectual Property (IP) is unclear,” according to David Cochrane, patent attorney and partner at Spoor Fisher. Speaking at a media briefing at the Free market Foundation (FMF) on Wednesday November 26, Cochrane said that the main problem was that the policy had not been drafted with input from experts in IP law which has led to uncertainty in meaning, intention and compliance with the agreement on the international Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to which South Africa is a signatory.
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DTI’s IP draft policy is incoherent and contains unsubstantiated and incorrect statements on the law
FMF Media Release
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Publish date: 26 November 2014
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