Among others, Cameroon is a founding member of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) - a regional IP system established by the Bangui Agreement. The OAPI is headquartered in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
• WIPOnet Coordinator Justice Section under the Ministry of Culture is the competent office responsible for copyright and related rights in Cameroon.
• The website (www.mincult-cameroun.com) is in French but there is an English option. Also, general information regarding protectable works in Cameroon can be found here.
Industrial Property Offices
• The OAPI serve as the national office and a central agency for documentation and information regarding patents in member states.
• The OAPI’s website (www.oapi.int) is in French and applicants will find it very useful, though it lacks a database.
• Cameroon’s IP office is the Directorate of Technological Development and Industrial Property (DTDIP) under the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Technological Development.Kingsley tweets as @IPinAfrica
• The DTDIP does not have an official website.
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