alexa Abstract | Access to Medicines Implications of the South Africa Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act No 51, 2008
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The Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act No 51, 2008 (the IPR Act) was passed in 2008 as a result of a request for such a law by the South African DST. According to the DST, such a law was necessary for a number of reasons. Firstly, there was a significant leakage of intellectual property resulting from public-funded research in South Africa into overseas jurisdictions. Secondly, the South African government could not exercise any walk-in (march-in) rights as it was constrained by the fact that different research institutions in South Africa had different approaches to managing intellectual property generated from public-funded research.

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Author(s): Joelle Dountio Ofimboudem

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Intellectual property rights, South African DST, Pharmaceutical products, Copyright abolition, Copyrights, E-Commerce law, Ethics, Fundamentals, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rights, Litigation, Loyalty, Merchandising, Morality,, Patent Law, Privacy Rights, Science and Technology process, Software patent, Trade Secrets,Trademark, Professionalism, Self-assessment

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