Afro-IP's A-to-Z series of visits to the official IP websites of African states has now moved from C do D with the visit of Kingsley Egbuonu to the Republic of Djibouti. At least this week Kingsley has a domain name to report -- even if it turns out not to be a particularly useful one.
Djibouti is a Contracting Party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
- The Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Office (Ministry of Communication and Culture) is the office responsible for copyright and related rights in Djibouti.
- Currently, this office has no web presence.
Industrial Property Office
- The Industrial Property Unit (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts) is the competent office responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights in Djibouti.
- The Ministry has a website (www.mci.dj). However, the intellectual property section is still under construction, hence not currently useful.