May 24, 2002. Zimbabwe's Minister of Justice issues a declaration of
emergency to override patents on antiretroviral drugs. For more info, click
1997, Ladas and Parry Newsletter.
Report that the New Industrial
Property Act in Bostwana provides compulsory licensing of patents,
consistent with the Paris Convention. The article also notes that
Botswana provides patent exceptions for discoveries, scientific theories,
mathematical methods, aesthetic works, schemes, rules or methods for
doing business, performing a mental act or playing a game, programs
for computers, methods for treatment of the human body or animal body
by surgery and diagnostic methods practiced on the human body.