28 December 2012

Angola: IAPI Wants Approval of Industrial Property Law

Luanda — The Angolan Industrial Property Institute (IAPI) intends to have its new organic statutes approved in 2013, as well as the law on industrial property and the construction of a new headquarters.

This was announced last Thursday in Luanda by the general director of IAPI, Barros Licença.

Speaking to ANGOP, Barros Licença said that the institute lacks public investments, reason why it has not been possible to reach the goals that have been outlined.

"As regards the reinforcement of institutional capacity, we've been instructed to organise all the necessary elements so that they can be submitted to the analysis of the executive", he expalined.

He stated that the relationship the institute has with the press and the civil society have enabled an increase in the demand for IAPI services, having registered this year a total of 3,865 new cases.

"The indicators we have tell us that in the last three years, which coincide with an increase in the actions of divulgence, there has been a growth in terms of the amount of cases the institution received in the range of 35 per cent, and in terms of annual growth there has been a increase of 155 per cent", he said.

He also stressed that with the various programmes being implemented by the Executive, such as the one dubbed "Angola Investe", there is an increase tendency.

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