Over 1,000 new brands and patents on products and services were registered in Mozambique in the first five months of 2013, the director of the Industrial Property Institute told Macauhub in Maputo.
According to Julieta Nhane, from January to May 2013 the institute registered 1,000 brands and patents for national companies and inventors, which is a sign of “the awareness of the importance of industrial property,” in the country.
“It means that people are becoming aware of the importance of industrial property, which is intended to prevent their products being freely copied,” Nhane told Macauhub.
Overall the food and clothing industries and the services sector are those that seek to protect their copyrights at the Industrial Property Institute, which in 2012 registered around 2,000 brands and patents and in 2011 registered almost 1,500. (macauhub)