Monday, 5 September 2011

A to Z of African official IP websites: no. 14: Côte d'Ivoire

Afro-IP's A-to-Z series of visits to the official IP websites of African states continues to frustrate us all.  On behalf of Afro-IP, Kingsley Egbuonu has now taken a look at Côte d'Ivoire, where the internet does not seem to have penetrated the intellectual property administration at all:

Overview

Côte d'Ivoire is a contracting party to most international agreements on intellectual property and most importantly, a Member State of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) – a regional framework based on the Bangui Agreement.

Copyright Office

  • Ivorian Copyright Office, Ministry of French Language and Culture, is the competent office responsible for copyright and related rights in Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Currently, this office has no web presence.
Industrial Property Office

  • Ivorian Office of Intellectual Property (OIPI), Ministry for Industry and the Promotion of the Private Sector (OIPI) is responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights in Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Currently, this office has no web presence.
Kingsley tweets as @IPinAfrica

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