Zambia

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

You will find the existing IP legislation on the legislation page. Zambia also has a draft IP Policy.

The Zambian IP law predates TRIPS and does not include the necessary TRIPS flexibilities. Zambia started a review of its IP laws in 2010. In 2013, the Government, UNDP and SARPAM agreed on a concept note for a national workshop to revive the IP law review.

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

The national workshop supported the amendments in the Patent Bill, and asked a Technical Working Group to finalize the Patent Bill. The Patent Bill is currently awaiting approval by the Ministry of Law.

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

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