In the modern world, the establishment of a legal and administrative industrial property protection regime is one of the essential prerequisites for the economic and social development of peoples.

With Angola’s economy currently undergoing radical change, now is an opportune time to define the legislative framework applicable to industrial property, a tool capable of stimulating innovation and inventive activity at the national level, encouraging investment, and promoting the expansion of trade and the widespread dissemination of technology.

In this context, the protection of inventions and industrial designs, together with the protection and regulation of marks, awards, establishment names and emblems, as well as indications of origin and the effective suppression of unfair competition emerge as key elements of the industrial property system. This protection must be offset by corresponding duties, however, in particular as regards the appropriate industrial exploitation of patented inventions.