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OAPI: What is it and which countries are included?

The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) serves as a central registration system of intellectual property for the French-speaking African states. The organization, created by the Bangui Agreement March 2, 1977 is designed to afford member states the opportunity to work collaboratively, share resources and exchange ideas to meet economic and social development needs, and promote literary and artistic expression.  OAPI helps member countries to organize administrative strategies to protect property rights including copyrights, trademarks and patents.

To know the countries that are part of this treaty and to request a Trademark Comprehensive Study or a Trademark Registration Request in OAPI, you can visit our website OAPI Trademark Registration or you can write to us at

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