- African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO)
- Organisation Africaine De La Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI)
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Republic of the
- Democratic Republic Of The Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia, The
- Ivory Coast (Côte D’ivoire)
- São Tomé And Principe (St Thomas And Prince’s Islands)
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- St Helena
- South Sudan
- Tanzania (Comprised Of Tanganyika, Zanzibar And Pemba)
- Tanzania/ Tanganyika
The Republic of Burkina Faso is a landlocked country sharing its borders with six nations, namely Mali to the north and west, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin to the south, and Niger to the east. Burkina Faso lies to the south of the Sahara Desert.
Area: 274 200 km2
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $ 35.598 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .bf
Languages: French (official language)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Cotton; gold; livestock and livestock products (including hides and skins)
Imports: Machinery and food products; capital goods; petroleum
Trade mark protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.
Patent protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.
Design protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.
Provision is made for copyright protection in OAPI member countries in terms of the Bangui Agreement.
Plant Breeders' Rights
Provision is made for plant breeders’ rights to be obtained in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI office.