The Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP), Ministry of Economic Affairs launched the third edition of the Annual IP Magazine on June 29, 2020.
The contents of the Magazine encapsulate useful information on the different facets of intellectual property (IP) such as general concepts of IP, legal rights and remedies, articles, graphical statistics and case examples among others. In addition, the Magazine also captures the different components of the DoIP’s milestones, achievements and successes. All in all, the Annual Magazine is intended to serve as a definitive source of information for the general public, the right holders, IP agents, IP law enforcement agencies, and government policy makers.
The DoIP launched the first Annual IP Magazine in 2018 with the objective to promote and disseminate IP information among the general public. Based on the overarching objectives and strategies stipulated in the National Intellectual Property Policy, 2018, the Magazine is intended to spread IP information and promote the use of IP in the country by creating broader awareness on the IP system and the role they play in socio-economic and cultural development. To this effect, the Annual Magazine is being published on an annual basis.
Coinciding with the Magazine launch, the DoIP also launched revised IP brochures. The revised brochures will help disseminate useful knowledge on IP by providing a concise and first-hand information on patent, trademark, industrial design and copyright.