A Compendium of Information on IP Systems in Countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
THIS IS A DRAFT AND WILL BE UPDATED IN DURING 2010
Disclaimer: this compendium is not an official representation for these IP systems. However, links are provided so that the proper governmental offices can be contacted.
Those of us that work in the area of intellectual property (IP) often long to find sources that cover a collection of information where it is easy to find what we want, is dependable, and is concise. This Compendium is that sort of work, (that we hope to update on an annual basis). The IP systems of thirteen countries located in Asia, Africa and Latin America are briefly described, with a chapter on the European and U.S. system for comparative purposes. Links for official governmental (on-line) sites are provided for those that need official information. It represents the work of members of the National Partners Initiative (NPI), a community of intellectual property (IP) practitioners. The NPI is supported by its members and the funding generosity provided by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), through the CGIAR-Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property (CAS-IP).