- 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
Cameroon is an independent state in West Africa. It is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Nigeria, on the east by Chad and the Central African Republic, and on the south by the People’s Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Area: 475 442 km2
Population: 23.4 million
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $ 81.5 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .cm
Languages: French, English (official languages)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Crude oil; petroleum products; lumber; cocoa beans; aluminium; coffee; cotton
Imports: Machines and electrical equipment; foods; fuel
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.
In Cameroon a national copyright law has been enacted – Law no 2000/011 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights.
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.