Partial Patent Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

Participating countries attending the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland reached an agreement on 17 June 2022 to partially waive intellectual property restrictions on the manufacture and production of COVID-19 vaccines for the next five years. The partial waiver provides that developing nations may authorise the use of the […]

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African expertise for patent and design prosecution in Africa

Protecting one’s rights to intellectual property in Africa is often regarded as overwhelming and complicated, due to differing legal requirements and a perceived lack of capacity in certain jurisdictions. A team that has African expertise and experience in patent and design filings and prosecutions in multiple jurisdictions across the continent can make this an easier […]

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Bringing Smart Solutions to the Protection of Biotechnology Inventions

Biotechnologists work tirelessly to improve our quality of life.  Never has this been more evident than in the current global health crisis that we face.  Their inventions address some of the world’s greatest challenges. Advancements in medicine, surgical procedures, food science, and agriculture, amongst many others, stem from innovations and technical achievements in this field […]

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