COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF BENIN
CAPITAL : PORTO NOVO
LANGUAGE : FRENCH
The African Intellectual Property Organisation known commonly by it’s French Acronym (OAPI) was established through the Bangui Agreement at the Republic of Central Africa and is head quartered at Yaounde, Cameroon.
OAPI DESIGN REGISTRATION
Kindly refer our treaty on OAPI Design Registration.
Kindly refer our treaty on The Hague system.
Legal questions regarding infringement and IP matters requiring litigation are to be settled by domestic courts of each state.Courts of each member state competent to rule on IP, wherein definitive rulings on validity of IP rights in one member stae considered final in others as well, except rulings based on law and order or morality
• Copy of the drawings;( six views such as front, rear, left side, right side, top plan and bottom plan views. And additional drawings such as perspective and cross-sectional views also may be submitted) - photographs in jpg format
• A drawing or a model contrary to public order or morality.
Protection to the design is provided initially for 5 years, extendable for two consequent terms of 5 years each thereby, totalling the protection to 15 years.