Burkina Faso

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Burkino Faso
BURKINA FASO

The Republic of Burkina Faso is a landlocked country sharing its borders with six nations, namely Mali to the north and west, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin to the south, and Niger to the east. Burkina Faso lies to the south of the Sahara Desert.

Area: 274 200 km2

Population: 17,322,796

Capital: Ouagadougou

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $ 35.598 billion (2017)

Internet domain: .bf

Languages: French (official language)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Cotton; gold; livestock and livestock products (including hides and skins)

Imports: Machinery and food products; capital goods; petroleum

  • 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.