Mali

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Mali
Mali

Mali is a landlocked, surrounded on the west by Senegal and Mauritania, on the north-east by Algeria and Niger, on the south-east by Burkina Faso, and on the south by Ivory Coast and Guinea.

 

Area: 1 240 192 km2

Population: 14,517,176

Capital: Bamako

Currency: CPA Franc

GDP: $40.974 billion (2017)

Internet domain: .ml

Languages: French (official language), Arabic, Bambara

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Cotton; livestock; gold

Imports: Machinery and equipment; construction materials; petroleum; foodstuffs; textiles

  • 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 Mali legislation to provide for copyright was recently enacted – Law no 08-024 of 2008 on the Regime of Literary and Artistic Property in the Republic of Mali.

  • 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.