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Niger

The Republic of Niger is completely landlocked and is bordered by Algeria and Libya to the north, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, and Burkina Faso and Mali to the west.

 

Area: 1 267 000 km2Population: 20,672,987

Capital: Niamey

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $7.674 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. However, further provision was made for copyright protection by way of an executive decree – Decree no 93-027 on Copyright, Neighbouring Rights and 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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