Cameroon

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Cameroon
CAMEROON

Cameroon is an independent state in West Africa. It is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Nigeria, on the east by Chad and the Central African Republic, and on the south by the People’s Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Area: 475 442 km2

Population: 23.4 million

Capital: Yaoundé

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $ 81.5 billion (2017)

Internet domain: .cm

Languages: French, English (official languages)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Crude oil; petroleum products; lumber; cocoa beans; aluminium; coffee; cotton

Imports: Machines and electrical equipment; foods; fuel

  • 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.

    In Cameroon a national copyright law has been enacted – Law no 2000/011 on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights.

  • 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.