ARIPO Exhibits at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Russell
10M ago
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization ARIPO, participated in the 2023 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which ran from 25th to 29th of April. In an effort to continue raising awareness of the importance of intellectual property (IP) and IP rights in Africa, ARIPO’s ZITF exhibition booth focused on disseminating the key and basic IP information that the general public requires to make informed decisions concerning their IP. Director General Bemanya Twebaze who was present for the duration of the ZITF week, took the time to interact with visitors at the A ..read more
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ARIPO & Partners Host Inaugural Judges Colloquium in Swakopmund
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Khan
10M ago
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) hosted a Judges’ Colloquium on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa in partnership with the Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in Africa (AfrIPI) the Government of the Republic of Namibia, represented by the Business Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) and the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ). The three-day Colloquiumwas held from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2023 at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre in Swakopmund, Namibia. In continuance of shaping the IP Landscape in Africa, ARI ..read more
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Celebrating the ‘can do’ attitude of women inventors, creators and entrepreneurs
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by tendai
11M ago
By Bemanya Twebaze, ARIPO Director General Twitter: @BemanyaT Today marks World Intellectual Property (IP) Day with the theme “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.” This day celebrates the role of women in driving scientific breakthroughs, creating new artistic trends, building successful businesses, and transforming the world. We want to raise awareness about the significance of IP and how it enables technological innovation, driving human progress and the blossoming of the global art scene. Current Situation The under representation of women in the IP system is a concern tha ..read more
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ARIPO Director General Meets Cabo Verde’s Prime Minister During High-Level Mission to the Country
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Khan
11M ago
The ARIPO Director General, Bemanya Twebaze, met with Cabo Verde’s Prime Minister, His Excellency (H.E) Jose Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva on 13 April 2023, to discuss Cabo Verde’s socio-economic scope from an intellectual property perspective during his High-Level Mission to Cabo Verde from 10 to 14 April 2023. The Director General also conducted engagements with key Government stakeholders including H.E Alexandre Dias Monteiro- Minister of Industry, Trade & Energy, H.E Dr. Rui Alberto Figueiredo Soares – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation & Regional Integration, H.E Abra ..read more
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Advancing IP Communications & Awareness
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Russell
11M ago
On the 16th of March 2023, Communications Practitioners from ARIPO Member and Observer States National IP Offices convened for a virtual workshop on ARIPO Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Rights System Programme for Communication Practitioners jointly organized by ARIPO and Africa Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation (AFRI PI). As a follow-up to a three-day training held in Harare in November 2022, participants discussed integrated approaches to information curation and dissemination to ensure that audiences received educational and informational value. Director General Bemanya Tweba ..read more
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The 4th Meeting of the ARIPO Ad Hoc Sub-Working Group on Geographical Indications GIs
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Russell
11M ago
The fourth meeting of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) sub-group of the ad hoc working group on geographical indications (GIs) took place on 15 March 2023. Representatives from six ARIPO Member States namely Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia (Chairing) participated in the successful virtual session. The ARIPO Ad Hoc Sub-Working Group on GIs being supported by Africa Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation (AfrIPI) to develop institutional & legal frameworks on Geographical Indications in line with international best practices set to be ..read more
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The Reprography Project – Support For Reproduction Rights
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Russell
11M ago
ARIPO collaborated with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organization (IFFRO) in launching the Reprography Project in Lilongwe, Malawi on 27 March 2023. The project will provide mentorship to strengthen Reproduction/Reprography Rights Organizations (RROs), which have been successfully established and still require support to become fully operational in English-speaking African countries. The challenges faced by RROs are multidimensional and require long-term strategic effort to remedy, and this project stands as a tried ..read more
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Inaugural Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Khan
1y ago
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre, hosted a virtual seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms for Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Disputes. The seminarunpacked the different ways parties can approach intellectual property dispute settlements. Common ADR processes include mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation, which are generally confidential, less costly, less formal, and less stressful than court proceedings. The seminar was designed to cap ..read more
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WIPO & ARIPO Host Regional TISC Network Meeting in Harare
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Khan
1y ago
The WIPO-ARIPO Regional Meeting on Developing the Regional Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISCs) Network commenced yesterday, 23 February 2023 at the ARIPO Secretariat in Harare, and will conclude today, 24 February 2023. The two-day TISC Network meeting was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and ARIPO with support from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) through the Japan Funds in Trust held by WIPO for IP development. The programme is set to enable open discussions on the current status of TISC networks in the ARIPO Member States, highlighting the ..read more
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The WIPO-ARIPO Regional TISC Network Meeting Commences in Harare
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
by Khan
1y ago
The WIPO-ARIPO Regional TISC Network Meeting Commences in Harare The WIPO-ARIPO Regional Meeting on Developing the Regional Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISCs) Network commenced yesterday, 23 February 2023 at the ARIPO Secretariat in Harare, and will conclude today, 24 February 2023. The two-day TISC Network meeting was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and ARIPO with support from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) through the Japan Funds in Trust held by WIPO for IP development. The programme is set to enable open discussions on the current stat ..read more
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