- African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) – Draft
- Organisation Africaine De La Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) – Draft
- 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 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
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 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.
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.