- 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 Togo lies in West Africa with the Gulf of Guinea on its south side, Ghana to its west, Benin to its east, and Burkina Faso to the north.
Area: 56 785 km2
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $ 12.494 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .tg
Languages: French (official language)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Phosphates; cotton; coffee; cocoa; re-exports
Imports: Machinery and equipment; 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 Togo further legislation on the protection of copyright was enacted – Law no 91-12 of 1991 on Protection of Copyright, of Folklore 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.