BENIN IP GUIDEWest Africa | OAPI Member

Intellectual Property Guide Benin
The Republic of Benin (formerly the People’s Republic of Benin) is an independent state in West Africa. It is bordered in the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, in the east by Nigeria, in the south by the Gulf of Guinea, and to the west by Togo.

Area: 114,763 km2

Population: 10.87 million

Capital: Porto Novo

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $24.312 billion (2016)

Trade Marks

Trade mark protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.

Patents

Patent protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.

Designs

Design protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.

Copyright

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.

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