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Recognizing Africa’s role in the global knowledge economy.

Intellectual Property Unit (IP Unit), University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Intellectual Property Unit (IP Unit) in the Faculty of Law assists in developing IP law and policy in Africa, and aims to contribute to the manner in which this topic is treated in emerging and developing countries throughout the world. The Unit’s work is premised on the belief that it is important for developing countries to participate in the evolution of IP policy and law systems to ensure that any changes take full account of the needs of emerging economies. The Unit seeks to explore the many issues faced in the changing world of IP and to relate these to the needs of society, IP-holders and consumers. The Unit seeks to work through dialogue, research, debate and capacity-building.


University of Capetown, Intellectual Property Unit

Nan Warner

Coordinator, University of Cape Town

  • Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701 Cape Town, South Africa

  • +27 (0)21 650 2317