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Zimbabwe: WIPO Patent Drafting Course for African Patent Agents

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) patent drafting course for African patent agents was official opened on 4 September 2017. (Photo by ARIPO)
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised a patent drafting course for African patent agents  with the assistance of the Japan Patent Office. The course was hosted by ARIPO and officially opened on 4 September 2017. (Photo by ARIPO)

 

The patent drafting course took place between 4 -8 September 2017 and was attended by participants from Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Ms Nokuzola Ndlovu, a legal practitioner in IP department, attended the 5-day training.
Course participants included academics, patent lawyers and national office officials from Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Nokuzola Ndlovu, a legal practitioner in our IP practice area, attended the 5-day training. (Photo by ARIPO)

 

The course was coordinated by Mr Atif Bhatti (WIPO) and speakers included Mr Masaharu Kizu (Japan), Mr Robert J. Sayre (USA) and Mr Bastiaan Koster (South Africa), all experts in the field of patent law.
The course was coordinated by Mr Atif Bhatti (WIPO) and speakers included Mr Masaharu Kizu (Japan), Mr Robert J. Sayre (USA) and Mr Bastiaan Koster (South Africa), all experts in the field of patent law.

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