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Propietat intel·lectual a Sud-àfrica

Intellectual Property

National organizations
The national organisation for the protection of trademarks and patents is the CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission).
The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law is another organisation.
South Africa signed the Paris Convention for the protection of industrial roperty, as well as the agreement establishing the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Regional organizations
African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO)
International membership
Member of the WIPO
Signatory to the Paris Convention

National regulation and international agreements

Type of property and law Validity International agreements signed
Patents Act, 1978.
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty
Trade Marks Act, 1993.
10 years Trademark law treaty
South African Designs Act 195 of 1993
Aesthetic design: 15 years, Functional design:10 years  
Copyright Act of 1978
50 years Berne convention
Industrial Models
South African Designs Act 195 of 1993

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