Pending IP Legislation of Namibia
Industrial Property Bill on Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and Trademarks (introduced in the National Assembly on April 6, 2010, prepared by the Ministry of Trade and Industry). Once enacted into law, it will repeal the Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Copyright Act, 1916 (Act No. 9 of 1916); the Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Proclamation, 1923 (Proclamation No. 17 of 1923); the Patents, Trade Marks and Copyright Proclamation, 1940 (Proclamation No. 33 of 1940); and the Trade Marks in South West Africa Act, 1973 (Act No. 48 of 1973).