South Africa's depository patent system merely examines patent applications for compliance with the requisite formalities deemed necessary for the patent grant.
Brazil is notorious for the long pendency of patent application. The average amount of time for patents to be issued with two office actions is over 12-14 years
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Patent law constantly evolves and different jurisdictions evolve differently. Every country thereby adds to a global view on IP issues.