Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Resources

July 2007: During its national stakeholder workshop, Prolinnova-Kenya invited Sylvance Sange of the Kenya Industrial Property Institute, to give an overview of important issues related to Intellectual Property protection. He agreed that his paper and PPT presentation be shared within the Prolinnova network. Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights. Sylvance Anderson Sange, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) (Word 45 KB) Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights, PPT presentation by Sylvance Anderson Sange (some illustrations removed to reduce file size) (MS PPT 223 KB) June 2007: At a meeting hosted by DURAS / Agropolis and attended by Prolinnova’s Anton Krone (FAIR/LISF), resources were shared which include an IPR manual prepared with funding from DURAS. The manual was developed mainly with the Namibian and South African situation in mind, but has broader relevance to other countries. It includes material that can be used in designing and conducting workshops with farmers and natural resource users to enable them to engage further with the issues. Rights, Resources, Markets and Development: A South African/Namibian Farmer’s Guide to Using Intellectual Property. A Workshop Guidebook. © 2006 – Justin W van Fleet & Merida Roets (PDF 1 MB)  See also Prolinnova guidelines on IPRs: Institutional guidelines 3: Intellectual property rights in Prolinnova (171 KB)
Lignes directrices institutionnelles 3 : Quelques questions de droits de propriété intellectuelle (161 KB) NB:

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