In this, the eighth in Afro-IP's A-to-Z series of visits to the official IP websites of African states, Kingsley Egbuonu goes offshore to visit the lovely archipelago of Cape Verde, 570 kilometers off the West Africa cost. Kingsley brings some hope for the future here, but not much news of the present:
Cape Verde became the WTO's 153rd member on 23 July 2008, and as a result, it will need to introduce TRIPS-compliant intellectual property laws.
Among others, Resolution No. 25/2010 of May 24 2010 created an IP Regulatory Body - the Institute of Intellectual Property in Cape Verde (IPICV).
• The National Institute of Culture is the competent office responsible for copyright and related rights in Cape Verde.
• There is currently no website for this office.
Industrial Property Office
• The General Directorate of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy is the competent office responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights in Cape Verde.
• There is currently no website for this office".Kingsley tweets as @IPinAfrica