Intellectual Property policy boost for creatives


In an effort to leverage Intellectual Property (IP) in the creative sector, government will promote the use of and commercialisation of local creative works while ensuring their protection.

Speaking during the launch of Botswana IP Policy this week, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said creative works such as traditional music, traditional attires and food and other expressions of folklore, are some items that would be used in the new order whilst at the same time protecting them to ensure they are preserved for future generations.

Masisi said Botswana has over the years made efforts to improve its IP landscape.

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