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The September 2019 issue of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - ARIPO Journal has been published and is available for free downloading on our e-service platform: eservice.aripo.org/ppb/pjd/PPBJournalViewList.do ... See MoreSee Less

We are deeply saddened by the news of Gift Huggins Sibandas passing. A respected leader in the African IP fraternity. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.

Mr Fernando dos Santos DG ARIPO, Mr Denis Bohoussou DG OAPI and Ms Sylvie Forbin Deputy Director General Copyright and Creative Industries Sector WIPO today signed joint letters to the Ministries in charge of Copyright in Africa informing them of the Nairobi Strategic Plan for the Development of Copyright in Africa which includes strategies to shape the copyright systems in Africa. #WIPOGA #WIPO2019Assemblies ... See MoreSee Less

Check out these heightening IP Facts and Figures compiled by World Intellectual Property Organization 🙃😁 Applications filed at the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - ARIPO grew by 7.2% in 2017‼️

Read more on IP Statistics and Figures globally here 👇👇

www.wipo.int/publications/en/details.jsp?id=4382
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The Africa 🌍Copyright and Collective Management Day is one of the initiatives that was conceived in June 2017 by collective management organizations from African countries who met here at ARIPO and in collaboration with CISAC with all the CMOS jointly came up with a strategic plan for collective management organizations (CMO) which incorporated the Africa Copyright and Collective Management Day, this plan that was pre-validated here in Harare and validated in #Rwanda in July 2017. All collective management organizations had agreed to undertake as a national activity in their countries during this day.
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - ARIPO the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMURA) to celebrate the 2nd African Copyright and Collective Management Day Celebrations, which was held at The Heritage School Zimbabwe.
Participants were drawn from five secondary schools and they are as follows:-Heritage School, Roosevelt Girls Secondary School, Prince Edwards, Secondary School, Malbereign Girls Secondary School, and Churchill Secondary School, Rightsholders, Music Institutes, and Associations and Intellectual Property Ambassador Mr. Dereck Mpofu and other music authors and composers grace the occasion.
The following discussions were held: Overview of the Copyright system in Zimbabwe by Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO), Collective Management in Zimbabwe a case study of (ZIMURA) and ARIPO and the development of #IP in Africa. The celebrations were also observed by the following ARIPO Member States: the Republic of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
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#We advocate for Intellectual Property in Uganda and we encourage creativity and Innovation.
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Save the date for the #KampalaInnovationWeek
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