Industrial Designs
Ivory Coast OAPI

 
COUNTRY       : REPUBLIC OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE
CAPITAL       : YAMOUSSOUKRO 
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 is a comity of 16 Former French Colonies which are also French speaking Countries.
 
Member Countries are Cameroon, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Equatorial Guinea.
 
Protection to Design is provided at a two tier level in Ivory Coast - OAPI: 

 

OAPI DESIGN REGISTRATION

Kindly refer our guide under the OAPI Design Registration.

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PROTECTION UNDER HAGUE SYSTEM 

Kindly refer our guide under 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.  

Certification by the OAPI automatically protects designs in all the 16 member countries.


 
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