Ghana is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a signatory to WTO agreements on intellectual property (IP).
Over the past decade, Ghana has made a conscious effort to enact legislation that provides protection for IP rights (IPR). Current IPR laws in Ghana are:
- Copyright Act, 2005;
- Copyright Regulations 2010;
- Geographical Indications Act, 2003;
- Industrial Designs Act, 2003;
- Layout Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits Act, 2004;
- Patent Act, 2003; and
- Trademarks Act, 2004.
The Protection Against Unfair Competition Act, 2000, also gives trademarks some protection.
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WTO, IP rights, SGIP, TRIPS, ARIPO