The OAPI to protect trademarks in Africa


The OAPI to protect trademarks in Africa Trademark law is governed by the principle of territoriality: one country, one trademark right. The more companies orient their commercial activities internationally, the greater the need for protection. In addition to mechanisms such as the Madrid system of international trademarks (WIPO), there are regional groupings. Thus, some African countries have gone further in the standardization of intellectual property protection on their territories by setting up a very specific organization: the OAPI. What is the OAPI? The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) is an organization created in 1962 by 12 African States. As it […]

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