South Africa’s Intellectual Property Consultative Framework released for comment

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Linked to the publication of South Africa’s Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property in 2013 [see our comments from 2013 here], Cabinet approved at the beginning of July 2016 the Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework. According to the dti, “[t]he IP Consultative Framework aims to facilitate what will be continuous engagement with governmental partners and society at large towards the formulation of South Africa’s IP policy.” Comments should be sent to ipframework@thedti.gov.za by no later than 31 August 2016 (subsequently extended to 30 September 2016). The IP Unit, together with a team of global experts, intends to submit its comments before the deadline.