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South Africa passes “useless” traditional knowledge law

Simon Crompton, London


Last week the South African parliament passed a law to protect traditional knowledge that most observers consider to be an expensive waste of time

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill introduces separate provisions on traditional knowledge into the Copyright, Designs, Performers Protection and Trade Marks acts. It also includes an overarching provision that the IP rights created by those acts apply to traditional knowledge...


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