- African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO)
- Organisation Africaine De La Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI)
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Republic of the
- Democratic Republic Of The Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia, The
- Ivory Coast (Côte D’ivoire)
- São Tomé And Principe (St Thomas And Prince’s Islands)
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- St Helena
- South Sudan
- Tanzania (Comprised Of Tanganyika, Zanzibar And Pemba)
- Tanzania/ Tanganyika
The Central African Republic is a independent landlocked state, previously part of French Equatorial Africa. It is bordered by Chad on the north, Sudan on the east, the People’s Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo on the south, and Cameroon to the west.
Area: 622 984 km2
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $3.411 billion (2017)
Internet domain: .cf
Languages: French, Sango (official languages)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Diamonds; cotton; coffee; timber; tobacco
Imports: Food; textiles; petroleum products; machinery; electrical equipment; motor vehicles; chemicals; consumer goods
Trade mark protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.
Patent protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.
Design protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.
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.