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National Intellectual Property Management Office

National Intellectual Property Management Office

The National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) was established in mid-2011 in terms of the Act to promote and manage the objects of the Act.

These include the identification, disclosure and statutory protection, and management and commercialisation of the IP referred to it by a recipient of public R&D funds.

NIPMO has been set up as an interim office within the Department of Science and Technology as a sub-programme within Programme 2 - Research Development Innovation, pending its establishment as a Government Component within a two-year time frame.