Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau

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

Population: 1,815,698

Capital: Bissau

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 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.