12 March, 2008

Rwanda MPs to undertake training on IP

The New times of Rwanda reports that Rwanda MPs will undertake two day training on IP. The report says that the training, facilited by WIPO, will enable the legislators to enact a new law since Rwanda does not have an IP law.

The fact that the report says that Rwanda does not have any IP law is rather odd given that in July last year Rwanda issued a compulsory licence to enable it import ARV drugs from Canada. Indeed the notification sent to WTO in parts reads that “… [Rwanda] will not enforce rights…that may have been granted within Rwanda’s territory with respect to the product.”

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