Lesotho

Welcome to the Lesotho homepage of the SARPAM Trade, TRIPS and Access to Medicines (TTAtM) project.

You will find the existing IP legislation on the Lesotho legislation page.

The need to amend the 1989 IP Order was identified by the Ministry of Health as not all TRIPS flexibilities had been included in the legislation. UNDP, SARPAM and the MOH then agreed on a concept note for a national workshop.

A National Workshop was held 13-14 August 2014 in Maseru: see all presentations at the Lesotho  workshop page.

The August 2014 national workshop proposed to amend the IP Order 1989 to include all TRIPS flexibilities. A Technical working Group of lawyers of Ministries of Health, Trade, Law and IP office plus 2 civil society observers was created. Draft amendments have been developed and submitted to cabinet.

Readers are welcome to respond to the issues at the Forum page.

 

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