MALI IP GUIDEWest Africa | OAPI Member

Intellectual Property Mali
Mali is a landlocked, surrounded on the west by Senegal and Mauritania, on the north-east by Algeria and Niger, on the south-east by Burkina Faso, and on the south by Ivory Coast and Guinea.

Area: 1 240 192 km2

Population: 14,517,176

Capital: Bamako

Currency: CPA Franc

GDP: $40.974 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 Mali legislation to provide for copyright was recently enacted – Law no 08-024 of 2008 on the Regime of Literary and Artistic Property in the Republic of Mali.

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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