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Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (Aria VIII)

Open AIR Working Paper No 5/17

32 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2017  

Caroline B. Ncube

University of Cape Town

Tobias Schonwetter

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law

Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Chidi Oguamanam

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Date Written: May 5, 2017

Abstract

This background paper was prepared for UNECA and prepared by the authors to inform Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII. The paper benefited from comments and suggestions by staff of UNECA and AUC. However, the views expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily correspond to the views of UNECA and AUC.

Note: Research and editorial assistance was provided by Desmond Oriakhogba (University of Cape Town) and Sarah Thuswaldner (University of Ottawa).

Keywords: regional integration, international law, intellectual property, development, continental free trade agreement, WIPO, WTO, ARIPO, OAPI, PAIPO, trade, harmonization

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Caroline B. and Schonwetter, Tobias and de Beer, Jeremy and Oguamanam, Chidi, Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (Aria VIII) (May 5, 2017). Open AIR Working Paper No 5/17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3008751 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3008751

Caroline B. Ncube

University of Cape Town ( email )

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Tobias Schonwetter

University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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South Africa

Jeremy De Beer (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

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Chidi Oguamanam

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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