- 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
Mali is a landlocked, surrounded on the west by Senegal and Mauritania, on the north-east by Algeria and Niger, on the south-east by Burkina Faso, and on the south by Ivory Coast and Guinea.
Area: 1 240 192 km2
Currency: CPA Franc
GDP: $40.974 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .ml
Languages: French (official language), Arabic, Bambara
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Cotton; livestock; gold
Imports: Machinery and equipment; construction materials; petroleum; foodstuffs; textiles
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 Mali legislation to provide for copyright was recently enacted – Law no 08-024 of 2008 on the Regime of Literary and Artistic Property in the Republic of Mali.
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.