GABON IP GUIDEWest Africa | OAPI Member

Intellectual Property Gabon
The Republic of Gabon, formerly part of French Equatorial Africa, lies on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon and to the east and south by the Congo.

Area: 267 667 km2

Population: 1,979,786 million

Capital: Libreville

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $ 36.218 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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