OAPI to join the Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol (which governs the International Trade Mark System) enters into force in OAPI on 5 March 2015.

OAPI is the African Intellectual Property Organizationis a regional Intellectual Property Office for 17 member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Togo.

If you have an existing International Trade Mark registration, you can now easily add OAPI to the registration.  If you would like advice on this issue or on any other international trade mark matters, please do not hesitate to contact us.