IPI receives a visit from the President of the Republic, which happens for the first time in history.  This visit formed part of his visit to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Ministry overview of IPI.   In September, the Government adopted the resolution ratifying the accession of the Republic of Mozambique to the Banjul Trademark Protocol, adopted on 19 November 1993 and its implementing regulations.  The Protocol is administered by ARIPO.  On 7 November of the same year, Braz & Associates organized a meeting on the Banjul Protocol in Maputo, which was attended by the Director General of ARIPO, Dr Fernando dos Santos, IPI representatives, Official Industrial Property Agents (AOPI) and the general public