Two New IP Acts for Zambia

In the last few months Zambia has passed into law the Industrial Designs Act 2016 and the Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act. Both Acts came into force in mid 2016 with Zambia repealing its 1958 Design Law. The two Acts definitely show a focus on and progression of IP protection in Zambia. With many African countries yet to enact laws that protect indigenous knowledge, expression of folklore and indigenous genetic resources Zambia joins a league of African Countries not only advancing protection for innovations but also looking to protect their indegenouis and traditional knowledge. Similarities can be found when looking at Zambia's Act and the South

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