Monday 4 July 2011


A to Z of African official IP websites: no. 3: Benin

In this, the third in Afro-IP's series of visits to the official IP websites of African states, online sleuth Kingsley Egbuonu visits Benin but has little joy for those of us who like to rely on the internet for our information. Kingsley writes:
"Republic of Benin

Overview: the Republic of Benin is a member of the African Organization of Intellectual Property (OAPI territory) 
Copyright Office
• The Beninese Copyright Office (BUBEDRA) falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
• There is no website for this office.

Industrial Property Office
• The national office is the Industrial Property Office National Industrial Property Center (CENAPI), Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
• This office has no website; however, details about intellectual property in Benin can be found on (in French).

In conclusion, neither of the above has a website to itself; but this may well be as a result of the existence of the OAPI system".
You can contact Kingsley on Twitter at @IPinAfrica

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