Reinstatement of the national intellectual property system by the approval of the first independent Industrial Property Code in Mozambique through Decree No. 18/99 of 4 May and the Regulation of Official Industrial Property Agents through Decree No. 19/99, May 4th.
Decree 18/99 of 4 May also assigned to the Central Department of Industrial Property (DCPI), attached to the National Directorate of Industry, the power to provisionally administer industrial property rights, while preparing the creation of a specific body, by the Council Ministers.
DCPI Director – Francisco Gundo