University of South Africa

In November 2004, the MIPLC and the Department of Mercantile Law of the University of South Africa, Pretoria, signed a cooperation agreement. The field of cooperation includes activities such as the development of collaborative research projects, the organization of joint academic activities (such as courses, conferences, seminars, symposia or lectures), and the exchange of publications and other material of common interest.

The implementation of the agreement began with the visit of Professor Tana Pistorius, who received an MIPLC research scholarship in the period of October through December 2004 where she conducted research on digital copyright.

Prof. Pistorius continued her research at the MIPLC in the period of October 2006 through March 2007, funded by an Alexander von Humboldt scholarship. Moreover, she was involved in the MIPLC research project "The Treatment of Know-How in International R&D Cooperations".