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On the 9th of December 2016, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) celebrated 40 years in existence. As many may know, ARIPO is an Intergovernmental Organization established under the Lusaka Agreement on 9 December 1976 to pool resources of its African Member States in Intellectual Property (IP) and establishes common services and co-ordination of laws and activities in IP matters. One of the highlights of the celebrations was the launch of inaugural issue of the African Journal of Intellectual Property (AJIP), a collaborative project with the Africa University’s Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG).