Monday, 16 June 2008

OAPI signs up for Geneva Act of Hague

Press release PR/2008/554 today informs us that the African Intellectual Property Organization --OAPI -- has acceeded to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. One of the three treaties that govern the Hague System for the international registration of industrial designs, the Geneva Act offers businesses in all participating countries a simple, affordable and efficient way of obtaining and maintaining their industrial designs portfolios. The Geneva Act becomes effective for OAPI on 16 September 2008, so mark your diaries.

Currently 16 countries belong to OAPI: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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