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OAPI UPDATES & NEWS

OAPI UPDATES & NEWS

OAPI Patents Filed 2009 – 2019 Cases granting within six months Currently, OAPI patent applications are subject only to formal examination. Consequently, patent applications can proceed to grant quickly, in some cases as early as six months from filing and without any...

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OAPI Update

OAPI Update

The COVID19 pandemic has impacted quite dramatically on the operations IP and other government offices in Africa and the rest of the world. Most Trade Marks Registries that have suffered intermittent closures and other interruptions due to national lockdowns or...

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Hopes that changes to the Bangui Agreement will improve trade mark prosecution and litigation processes

Hopes that changes to the Bangui Agreement will improve trade mark prosecution and litigation processes

It is hoped that a revision of the terms and functionality of the Bangui Agreement, subject to ratification by all member states of OAPI, will bring significant changes to the prosecution and litigation procedures in respect of trade marks, as well as OAPI’s administration of these processes.

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