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Susan Isiko Štrba, Review: On intellectual property cooperation and the public interest in Africa. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), Number 19, 175-177


Some works succeed in providing a wealth of information and covering a broad range of issues in a concise manner, to the comfort of the reader. Professor Ncube’s book, Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-Regional Co-Operation, does just that. Ncube evaluates the extent to which African states’ and institutions’ approaches to intellectual property (IP) align with the public interest need to balance the needs of rights-holders with those of users. She also lays out the challenges posed by the harmonisation agenda of the newly-formed Pan-African Intellectual Property Organisation (PAIPO).

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