Congo, Republic of the

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Congo, Republic of the

The People’s Republic of the Congo is an independent state bordered in the north by Cameroun and the Central African Republic, on the east and south by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cabinda (Angola), and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Gabon.

 Area: 342 000 km2

Population: 4.1 million

Capital: Brazzaville

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $ 17.45 billion (2010)

Internet domain: .cd

Languages: French (official language)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Lumber; plywood; coffee; cocoa; sugar; diamonds; petroleum

Imports: Capital equipment; construction materials; foodstuffs

  • 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.