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

Long title


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.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Objects of Act
3. Application of Act
4. Choice in respect of intellectual property
5. Management obligations and disclosure duties
6. Establishment of office of technology transfer at institutions
7. Functions of office of technology transfer
8. Establishment of National Intellectual Property Management Office
9. Functions of NIPMO
10. Rights of intellectual property creators in institutions to benefit-sharing
11. Conditions for intellectual property transactions
12. Restrictions on offshore intellectual property transactions
13. Intellectual Property Fund
14. Acquisition of intellectual property rights by State
15. Co-operation between private entities or organisations and institutions
16. Confidentiality
17. Regulations
18. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE 1. (SECTIONS 1: PARAGRAPH (b) OF DEFINITION OF "institution") [s1; s10]

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