Friday, 28 November 2014

IP policies in Africa no. 41: Senegal

Senegal is a member of OAPI and is accordingly bound by the Bangui Agreement which has direct domestic application in OAPI member states. In addition, Senegal has copyright legislation, enacted in 2008 that domesticates the WIPO Internet Treaties. The country also has legislation that created a registry for films and other audiovisual works.It does not have a national IP policy nor is there any publicly available information about the preparation of a such policy presumably because it subscribes to a common OAPI policy stance.

While scratching about the OAPI website, this Leo discovered that  since 22 September 2014, OAPI is sporting a new logo (see the announcement here)
new OAPI logo
WIPOLex entry here
Industrial Property Office website and Kingsley's commentary on it here 

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