- 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 the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) is situated in West Africa. It is bordered in the south by the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean), to the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, to the east by Ghana, and to the west by Guinea and Liberia. The government officially prefers the French name Côte d’Ivoire.
Area: 322 463 km2
Capital: Abidjan (commercial) and Yamoussoukro (political)
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $ 95.887 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .ci
Languages: French (official language)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Cocoa; coffee; timber; petroleum; cotton; tropical fruit; palm oil; fish
Imports: Food; capital goods; consumer goods; fuel; transport equipment
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 Ivory Coast, a further copyright law was enacted – Law no 96-564 of 1996 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and the Rights of Authors, Performers, and Phonogram and Videogram Producers.
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.