- 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 Chad is an independent state formerly part of French Equatorial Africa. It is a landlocked country, bordered to the north by Libya, to the east by Sudan, to the south by the Central African Republic, and to the west by Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger.
Area: 1 1 284 000 km2
Population: 13,670,084 million
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $9.636 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .ch
Languages: French, Arabic (official languages)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Cotton; cattle; textiles
Imports: Machinery and transportation equipment; industrial goods; petroleum products; foodstuffs
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 Chad a national copyright law has been enacted – Law no 005/PR/2003 on the Protection of Copyright, Neighbouring Rights and Expressions of Folklore.
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.