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South Africa reorganises IP bodies

Simon Crompton, London

South Africa has joined its IP registration and enforcement agencies together for the first time, ahead of a full-scale review of IP policy

The Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO) was rebranded the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission on April 18.

Most of the changes to IP are minor, but the Commission will take on the IP enforcement division, which was previously an arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The division's work centres...

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