Vitor Palmela Fidalgo


Vítor Palmela Fidalgo is a patent and trademark attorney in the international department at Inventa International since 2013. He specialises in all IP matters, including patents, trademarks, copyright and domain names. He also holds a Master's Degree in IP Law from Lisbon University School of Law.

"The struggle to protect patents in Africa"

December 19, 2016

"The struggle to protect patents in Africa" an article written by Vítor Palmela Fidalgo from Inventa International for the magazine The Patent Lawyer.

This article addresses some of the fundamental difficulties with protecting patents in Africa. Outdated laws, their lack of enforceability or the utilisation of the public interest for politic reasons, are of the major problems. Considering this scenario, some practical solutions are presented in order to ease these problems and taking into account that the absence of any protection is not an option.

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