SENEGAL IP GUIDEWest Africa | OAPI Member

Intellectual Property Senegal
Senegal is an independent republic in West Africa, bounded on the north by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, on the east by Mali, on the south by the Republic of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Senegal surrounds The Gambia on the land side.

Area: 196,712 km2

Population: 15,411,614

Capital: Dakar

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $43.326 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 Senegal new legislation on copyright was enacted – Law no 2008-09 of 2008 on Copyright and Related Rights.

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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