COUNTRY : CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
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 guide under the OAPI Design Registration.
Kindly refer our guide under the Hague system.
However member nations of the OAPI have retained significant portions of the legal systems of the countries that colonised them.
RIGHTS OF THE DESIGN OWNER: â€¢ Designs confer on its holders or successors an exclusive right to work the Design. â€¢ Owner may authorise such uses of the patent through a contractual agreement with interested parties as to import, rent out, deliver or sell product resulting from Design registration. â€¢ Owner may authorise the working of the Design either by a manufacturer or by an importer and also: - assign, lease or licence the patent. - entitled to take legal action against infringers. - entitled to retain moral right over the invention as â€˜the author of the inventionâ€™. â€¢ Design can be pledged for which it has to be registered in the patent register to become effective. Marking of products resulting from Design registration have to be marked so as to imply knowledge of registration by the infringer and without marking, penalties as prescribed can not be imposed.
RIGHTS OF THE DESIGN OWNER:
Marking of products resulting from Design registration have to be marked so as to imply knowledge of registration by the infringer and without marking, penalties as prescribed can not be imposed.