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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HIGH LEVEL MEETING KILIMANJARO – KEMPISKI MARCH 26 2007.

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1 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HIGH LEVEL MEETING KILIMANJARO – KEMPISKI MARCH

2 BUILDING INTELLETUAL PROPERTY INSTITUTION IN TANZANIA ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATIONS  What is Intellectual Property  Categories of Intellectual Property  The Basic Principles of intellectual property  Problems Associated to the Modern intellectual property rights protection system  Trade Related Aspects of intellectual property  Intellectual Property as a tool for social and economic development  Building an Intellectual Property Institution in Tanzania  Some institutions dealing with IP in Tanzania  Suggestions and Recommendations

3 What is Intellectual Property? As by the Oxford Dictionary of Law…  Intangible property that includes “patents”,“trademarks”,”copyri ghts” and registered and un registered “design rights”. By WIPO publications refers to as…..  Creation of mind of innovations literary and artistic works,symbols names and images used in commerce

4 CATEGORIES OF INTERLLECTUAL PROPERTY Industrial Property  Which consists of patents of innovation trade and service marks, industrial designs,geographical indications of origin,un disclosed information integrated circuits integration. Copyrights  Which include literary and artistic works performance, architectural designs and some kinds of computer databases.

5 Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Are based on the relationship between:-  The Intelletual Property right owners vis-a-vis the public and its intrests a)Interllectual Property right owners b)The public and its interest

6 Problems associated to the modern intellectual property rights protection system  The balance between the intellectual property right owners and the public interest.  The abuse of protected works right owners that has created sides that manifest themselves in a global categorization a)Developed nations b)Developing nations c)Least developed nations  The evergrowing infringement of rights and piracy  Trade in counterfeit goods.

7 Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs)  The introduction of intellectual property protection system in multilateral trade system negotiations culminated the formulation of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs)  As solution to the problems  Does it really solve the problem?

8 Intellectual Propety as a tool for social and economic development  Use of IP to generate wealth and povety alleviation -Creators of artistic works and music -Authors of literary works -developers of technologic inventions and innovation a)Formalizing these activities b)Encouraging more people to participate in the activities  Resulting in the expantion of the employment base and eventually assist in economic growth and poverty alleviation.

9 Building an Intellectual property Institution in Tanzania  Requiers the designing and setting up of an Intellectual Property framwork for the purpose of articulating and Implimenting Intellectual Property objectives within the social,economic and cultural development strategies of the nation.  Setting of clear institutional and IP legal framework

10 Some of the institution dealing with IP in Tanzania  Industrial Property which consists of Patents of inventions, Trade and Service Marks, Industrial designs, Geographical indications of origin, undisclosed information (Trade Secrets) and Integrated circuits topography under the mandate of BRELA  Copyrights which consist of Literary and Artistic works, performances and Audiovisual works under the mandate of COSOTA  Plant breeders rights and seeds are under the mandate of Ministry responsible for Agriculture.  Traditional Medicines is under the Ministry responsible for Health

11 Suggestions and Recomendations  Formulation of an Intellectual Property Institution in Tanzania.  Industrial property and copyright administration to be administers by one national IP institution  Identification of stakeholder Institutions Government, Public and Private engaged in Itellectual Property issues.  Formulation of a National Intellectual Property Policy.  Tanzania as a least developed country needs to redefine its self within the global scenario as above alluded, to enable the institution in design assist the government effectivly.  Formulation of a National Intellectual Property Commission to be the oversee the National IP policy in Tanzania


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