Niger

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Niger
Niger

The Republic of Niger is completely landlocked and is bordered by Algeria and Libya to the north, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, and Burkina Faso and Mali to the west.

 

Area: 1 267 000 km2

Population: 20,672,987

Capital: Niamey

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $7.674 billion (2016)

Internet domain:  .ne

Languages: French (official language)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Uranium ore; livestock products; cowpeas; onions

Imports: Materials; machinery; vehicles and parts; petroleum; cereals; foodstuffs

  • 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. However, further provision was made for copyright protection by way of an executive decree – Decree no 93-027 on Copyright, Neighbouring Rights and Folklore.

  • 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.