African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
ARIPO was established to pool the resources of its member African countries in industrial property matters together in order to avoid duplication of financial and human resources. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization promotes the harmonization and development of the industrial property laws, and matters related thereto, appropriate to the needs of its members and of the region as a whole.
ARIPO establishes schemes for the training of staff in the administration of industrial property law, and organize conferences, seminars and other meetings on industrial property matters. ARIPO also assists its members, as appropriate, in the acquisition and development of technology relating to industrial property matters.
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