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Practice Note 2

The Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, 2008 (Act No. 51 of 2008) (IPR Act) came into effect on 2 August 2010. The object of the IPR Act is to make provision that intellectual property (IP) emanating from publicly financed research and development (R&D) is identified, protected, utilised and commercialised for the benefit of the people of the Republic, whether it be for a social, economic, military or any other benefit.

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