Malawi is a Contracting Party to a number of treaties on intellectual property (IP) including the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. It is also a member state of ARIPO.
• The Copyright Society of Malawi (Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture) is the competent office responsible for copyright and related rights in Malawi.
• The website for this office is www.cosoma.org but it is not functional.
Industrial Property Office
• The Department of the Registrar General (Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs) is the competent office responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights in Malawi.
• This office has no website.Kingsley tweets at @IPinAfrica
Social Media Presence
Intellectual Property update in Malawi
No recent update.
Like some members in ARIPO, Malawi’s IP offices do not have an online presence. However, Afro IP hopes that Malawi can make effective use of its links [for example, the Scottish Law Commission at http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/news/malawi-link/] to advance IP as a tool for development.