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Intellectual Property Mauritania
Mauritania lies on the north-west coast of Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by Senegal on the south-west, Mali on the south-east and east, Algeria on the north-east, and the Western Sahara province of Morocco on the north-west.

Area: 1 030 700 km2

Population: 4,301,018n

Capital: Nouakchott

Currency: Ouguiya

GDP: $17.421 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.

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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