Zimbabwe - Country Commercial Guide
Protecting Intellectual Property
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Zimbabwe applies international patent and trademark conventions, and it is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization.  Generally, the government seeks to honor intellectual property ownership and rights, although a lack of expertise and manpower, along with rampant corruption, limit its ability to enforce these obligations.  Pirating of books, videos, music, and computer software is common. For additional information about treaty obligations and points of contact at local IP offices, please see WIPO’s country profiles. Also refer to State’s ICS

In any foreign market, companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, please visit  Protecting Intellectual Propertyand Stopfakes.gov for more resources.

IP Attaché Contact [Zimbabwe]

Name: Aja Stefanon

Address: 2 Lorraine Drive, Bluffhill, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Telephone: +263 8677011000

E-mail: StefanonAC@state.gov

For additional information on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, visit the U.S.  Investment Climate Statement website.