The Effectiveness of Intellectual Property Laws in Zanzibar

Makame , Mwajuma Sungura (2013) The Effectiveness of Intellectual Property Laws in Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Intellectual Property has emerged as a fundamental part of the new development in the world, it has a potential to add a higher value to creator and inventors in developed as well as in developing countries. Internationally the nature of intellectual is enclosed with the procedure of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Law (TRIPS). The research objective is to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of intellectual property laws in Zanzibar, to identify the position of intellectual property in Zanzibar, to determine the degree of public awareness of protection of creators of intellectual property inside and outside of the country and to examine the performance of rules, regulations and policies that protects the inventors and creators of intellectual property in Zanzibar. The researcher found out that in spite of having intellectual property that are copyright and industrial property in the country the major challenges exists are lack of effectiveness of legal framework, skills, government policy and laws that causes suffering loses to the creators and inventors through audio video, software and video piracy with little legal alternative. The researcher recommends that the government should reforms the Intellectual property laws and policies in order to cope with International intellectual property development and also to increase understanding and awareness of intellectual property to different people.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Civil and Criminal law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:07
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1059

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