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Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, 2008 (Act No. 51 of 2008)



Notice No. 1402

22 December 2008


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 17 December 2008.)


It is hereby notified  that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:-


To provide for more effective utilisation of intellectual property emanating from publicly financed research and development; to establish the National Intellectual Property Management Office and the Intellectual Property Fund; to provide for the establishment of offices of technology transfer at institutions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


BE lT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows: