Rwanda Intellectual Property Policy

In an economy based more and more on knowledge and technology, industrial and technical innovation will be fundamental to the improvement of citizens’ social and economic conditions. Industrial and technological innovation enables productivity to be strengthened, new industries and new job opportunities to be created, as well as strengthening the competitiveness of national companies on global markets. Industrial property protection also creates a framework for cooperation between universities, research institutions and industry, and promotes the transfer of technologies to productive sectors. This Policy is intended to encourage technical innovation, and to promote the industrial and commercial use of technical inventions and innovations so as to contribute to the social, economic, industrial and technological development of the country. The grant of exclusive rights to technical inventions and innovations is a means, for the State of Rwanda to recognize the merits of individuals and companies that make a remarkable contribution to the country’s economic and technological progress.

RWANDA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY – By the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Republic of Rwanda. In an economy based more and more on knowledge and technology, industrial and technical innovation will be fundamental to the improvement of citizens’ social and economic conditions. Industrial and technological innovation enables productivity to be strengthened, new industries and new job opportunities to be created, as well as strengthening the competitiveness of national companies on global markets. Industrial property protection also creates a framework for cooperation between universities, research institutions and industry, and promotes the transfer of technologies to productive sectors. This Policy is intended to encourage technical innovation, and to promote the industrial and commercial use of technical inventions and innovations so as to contribute to the social, economic, industrial and technological development of the country. The grant of exclusive rights to technical inventions and innovations is a means, for the State of Rwanda to recognise the merits of individuals and companies that make a remarkable contribution to the country’s economic and technological progress.

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