Ivory Coast (Côte D’ivoire)

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Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast (Côte D’ivoire)

The Republic of the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) is situated in West Africa. It is bordered in the south by the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean), to the north by Mali and Burkina Faso, to the east by Ghana, and to the west by Guinea and Liberia. The government officially prefers the French name Côte d’Ivoire.

Area: 322 463 km2

Population: 23,740,424

Capital: Abidjan (commercial) and Yamoussoukro (political)

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $ 95.887 billion (2017)

Internet domain: .ci

Languages: French (official language)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Cocoa; coffee; timber; petroleum; cotton; tropical fruit; palm oil; fish

Imports: Food; capital goods; consumer goods; fuel; transport 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. In Ivory Coast, a further copyright law was enacted – Law no 96-564 of 1996 on the Protection of Intellectual Works and the Rights of Authors, Performers, and Phonogram and Videogram Producers.

  • 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.