Malawi

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

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

This (colonial) IP law predates TRIPS and does not include the necessary TRIPS flexibilities. UNDP, SARPAM and the MOH then agreed on a concept note for a national workshop.

A National Workshop was held August 2013 in Lilongwe: see all presentations at the workshop page.

The national workshop decided to write a new Patent Bill with all TRIPS flexibilities included. A Technical working Group chaired by the Solicitor General was created. A draft Patent Bill has been developed and is currently being considered.

Malawi is at the same time developing a new IP Policy.

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

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