Gabon

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Gabon
Gabon

The Republic of Gabon, formerly part of French Equatorial Africa, lies on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon and to the east and south by the Congo.

Area: 267 667 km2

Population: 1,979,786 million

Capital: Libreville

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $ 36.218 billion (2016)

Internet domain: .ga

Languages: French (official language)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Crude oil; manganese; timber; uranium

Imports: Machinery and equipment; foodstuffs; chemicals; petroleum products; construction materials

  • 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.