Victoria Falls

Adams & Adams was invited to attend, in an observer capacity, the 38th Session of ARIPO Administrative Council Meeting held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 17 to 21 November 2014.

The Administrative Council Meeting is held on an annual basis and sees the coming together of representatives from all 18 ARIPO member states, including the newest member – Sao Tome and Principe, as well as representatives from the ARIPO observer states.

A number of proposals were tabled for consideration at the Meeting including:

  • proposed amendment of the Harare Protocol to facilitate accession to the Hague Agreement for International Registration of Industrial Designs
  • draft regulations for the implementation of the draft Protocol on the Protection of New Varieties of Plants and the establishment of a Technical Committee on Plant Variety Protection


Image 1: Delegates at ARIPO Administrative Council Meeting, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


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[Image 2 : Stephen Hollis(A&A) with Mr Fernando Dos Santos, Director General of ARIPO(right)