GHANA – Proposed Ghana Industrial Property Office Bill, 2023

Published Date: September 14, 2023

New legislation has been proposed to establish a new Industrial Property Office in Ghana.  The Ghana Industrial Property Office Bill, 2023 (“the Bill”) is currently pending before Parliament and has a way to go in the parliamentary process before the Bill can be assented to by the President.

In essence, the Bill proposes to establish a new Intellectual Property Office, the Ghana Industrial Property Office (“GHIPO”), whose function would be to manage the use of various forms of intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, industrial designs, plant varieties and geographical indicators.

Source: Ghana: A new IP office (

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