The blind spot in the Intellectual Property debate of poor nations

Out of the 2,888,800 patent applications that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported in 2015, about 40% were coming from Chinese innovators alone. (http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2016/article_0017.html) With those patent figures in mind, I tentatively listened to the official speeches during Uganda’s celebration of Intellectual Property Day that same year. I had Read more…

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Anti Counterfeit Network Expo

The purpose of this event was; To bring to the forefront the implications of counterfeit practice to legislatures  To enable the sharing of best practice through the engagement of some of the stakeholders that are affecting and/or being affected by counterfeiting and parallel importation.  To strongly Stigmatize counterfeits and counterfeiters. Read more…

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Ministry of energy/ACN to co-operate

A meeting was held today at the Ministry of Energy Boardroom A207 between Anti-Counterfeit Network Africa (ACN) and Ministry of Energy Officials led by the Commissioner Petroleum Supply, Rev. Frank Tukwasibwe. Other Ministry Officials who attended were the Principal Petroleum Officer (licensing) Mr. Disan Kiguli, Principal Officer (monitoring and inspection) Read more…

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