- 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
Mauritania lies on the north-west coast of Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by Senegal on the south-west, Mali on the south-east and east, Algeria on the north-east, and the Western Sahara province of Morocco on the north-west.
Area: 1 030 700 km2
GDP: $17.421 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .mr
Languages: Arabic (official language), French
Working week: Sunday – Thursday
Exports: Fish and fish products; iron ore; gold; cooper; petroleum
Imports: Consumer goods; foodstuffs; petroleum products; capital goods
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.