Benin

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Benin
Benin

The Republic of Benin (formerly the People’s Republic of Benin) is an independent state in West Africa. It is bordered in the north by Burkina Faso and Niger, in the east by Nigeria, in the south by the Gulf of Guinea, and to the west by Togo.

Area: 114,763 km2

Population: 10.87 million

Capital: Porto Novo

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $24.312 billion (2016)

Internet domain:.bj

Languages: French (official language)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Crude oil; cotton; palm products; cocoa; cashews; seafood

Imports: Petroleum products; intermediate goods; capital goods; light consumer goods

  • Trade Marks

    Trade mark protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.


  • Patents

    Patent protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.


  • Designs

    Design protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.


  • Copyright

    Provision is made for copyright protection in OAPI member countries in terms of the Bangui Agreement.

  • Plant Breeders' Rights

    Provision is made for plant breeders’ rights to be obtained in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI office.