Monday, 26 September 2011

A to Z of African official IP websites no.15: Republic of Djibouti

Afro-IP's A-to-Z series of visits to the official IP websites of African states has now moved from C do D with the visit of Kingsley Egbuonu to the Republic of Djibouti. At least this week Kingsley has a domain name to report -- even if it turns out not to be a particularly useful one.

Overview

Djibouti is a Contracting Party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

Copyright Office

  • The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Office (Ministry of Communication and Culture) is the office responsible for copyright and related rights in Djibouti.
  • Currently, this office has no web presence.
Industrial Property Office

  • The Industrial Property Unit (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts) is the competent office responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights in Djibouti.
  • The Ministry has a website (www.mci.dj). However, the intellectual property section is still under construction, hence not currently useful.
Kingsley tweets as @IPinAfrica

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