Mauritania

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Mauritania
Mauritania

Mauritania lies on the north-west coast of Africa, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by Senegal on the south-west, Mali on the south-east and east, Algeria on the north-east, and the Western Sahara province of Morocco on the north-west.

 

Area: 1 030 700 km2

Population: 4,301,018n

Capital: Nouakchott

Currency: Ouguiya

GDP: $17.421 billion (2017)

Internet domain: .mr

Languages: Arabic (official language), French

Working week: Sunday – Thursday

Exports: Fish and fish products; iron ore; gold; cooper; petroleum

Imports: Consumer goods; foodstuffs; petroleum products; capital goods

  • 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.