- 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 Republic of Guinea-Bissau was the first of the former Portuguese African territories to become independent in 1974. This West African state is bordered to the north by Senegal, to the east and south by Guinea, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
Area: 36 125 km2
Currency: CFA Franc
GDP: $2.851 billion (2016)
Internet domain: .gw
Languages: Portuguese (official language)
Working week: Monday – Friday
Exports: Cashew nuts; peanuts; palm kernels; fish; swan lumber
Imports: Foodstuffs; transport equipment; petroleum products; machinery and equipment
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.