South Africa’s Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, Act No 51 of 2008 (the IPR Act) was passed on 22 December 2008. The Act’smain object is to ‘make provision that intellectual property emanating from publicly financed research and development is identified, protected, utilised and commercialised for the benefit of the people of the Republic’. This review explores critical issues that recipients of public finance for research and development, including academics, researchers and universities, are confronted with, arising from the IPR Act.
Chetty, P. Legislative review: review of IPR Act and regulations: Intellectual Property Rights from Publically Financed Research and Development Act, Act No. 51 of 2008, Republic of South Africa. African Journal of Information and Communication (2009/2010) 10: 78-83