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The Intellectual Property Department

Dedicated representative next to the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), Cabinet gather a group of experts and counselors in industrial property who guarantee the assets protection of industrial property in this area which counts today (17)countries : Benin ; Burkina Faso ; Cameroon ; Central African Republic ; Congo ; Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon ; Guinea ; Guinea- Bissau ; Guinea Conakry ; Mali ; Mauritania ; Niger ; Senegal ; Chad ; Togo ; The Union of Comoros.

The barristers and consultants in intellectual property represent clients in litigation process in relation to their assets intellectual property next to the Superior Appeal Commission (SAC) of OAPI as well as civil jurisdictions. Then, we make it easier the maintenance into force their rights attached to your securities on the basis of the Revised Bangui’s Agreement and the current texts.

  • Patents (current.....)
  • Brands, Trademarks and service Marks
    • Anteriority Research;
    • Compilation and deposit of registration demands at OAPI;
    • Registration in the special register brands;
    • Renewal;
    • Catering;
    • Opposition and claim process of property in front of the Superior Appeal Commission (SAC) of OAPI; seizure-forging;
    • >Information obtaining about a brand at AOIP (copy of any registration, of radiation or a state of registrations noticed in a brand ;registered brand certificate identity ; copy of a document of a brand demand ; certified copy of a brand registration ;
  • Trade names
    • Anteriority Research;
    • Compilation and deposit of registration demands at OAPI
    • Registration in the special trade names register ;
    • Renewal ;
    • Opposition process ahead the Superior Appeal Commission (SAC) de OAPI ;
    • >Information obtaining about a trade name at AOIP (copy of any registration, of withdrawal, of the registrations state noticed in the trade names; copy of a document noticed in a registration form).
  • Drawing and industrial models
    • Compilation and deposit of registration demands at OAPI ;
    • Maintaining into force of rights ;
    • Registration in the special register of industrial drawings and models ;
    • Litigation process (confiscation, seizure-forgery) ;
    • Information obtaining on industrial drawings and models at AOIP (copy of any registration, withdrawal or a state of registrations noticed in industrial drawings and models; copy of documents noticed in the registration form; official copy of an industrial drawing or model which is not yet posted including a photographic proof ; reproduction de drawing and model at the public disposal ).

The Cabinet count in its portfolio many partners from Africa; from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, as well as from America.

Aware that forgery and unfair competition under their various forms can weaken deeply intellectual property rights, the cabinet have implemented a strategy of fight against these threats from another order.

Then, a built-in team approaches these questions on the juridical aspect as well as on the practical one. Likewise our team takes part in coalitions with public and private partners who are interested by the field. The Cabinet emphasize on forged and illicit medicine, by forming a league with the dedicated specialists.

It was the case during the national week of fight against Counterfeiting that took place from October 28th to 31th 2013.