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Intellectual Property Chad
The Republic of Chad is an independent state formerly part of French Equatorial Africa. It is a landlocked country, bordered to the north by Libya, to the east by Sudan, to the south by the Central African Republic, and to the west by Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger.

Area: 1 1 284 000 km2

Population: 13,670,084 million

Capital: N’Djamena

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $9.636 billion (2017)

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. In Chad a national copyright law has been enacted – Law no 005/PR/2003 on the Protection of Copyright, Neighbouring Rights and Expressions of Folklore.

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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