Intellectual Property Places of Interrest

Information and location details of intellectual property offices and places of interrest for Africa.

ALGERIA

Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
INAPI
Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property

For the protection and registration of patents, designs and trademarks in Algeria.
Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property

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ANGOLA

Angolan National Directorate of Entertainment & Copyright
AIIP
Angolan Institute of Industrial Property

For the protection and registration of patents, designs and trademarks in Angola.
Angolan Institute of Industrial Property

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Angolan National Directorate of Entertainment & Copyright
ANDEC
Angolan National Directorate of Entertainment & Copyright

For the protection and registration of copyright in Angola.
Angolan National Directorate of Entertainment & Copyright

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BENIN

Beninese Copyright Office offices
BUBEDRA
Beninese Copyright Office offices

For the protection of copyright in Benin.
Beninese Copyright Office offices

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BOTSWANA

Botswana Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Botswana

For the protection of industrial property in Botswana.
Ministry of Trade and Industry

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CAMEROON

OAPI
OAPI
Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle

Centralized system of protection of intellectual property characterized by a uniform legislation applicable
Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle

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CAPE VERDE

General Directorate of Tourism, Industry and Commerce
General Directorate of Tourism, Industry and Commerce

Patent and trademark office Cape Verde.

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COMOROS

Ministry of Economy, Commerce, Handicrafts and Investments
Ministry of Economy, Commerce, Handicrafts and Investments

Patent and trademark office Comoros.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

DRC Industrial Property
Directorate of Industrial Property

Patent and trademark office DRC. For the protection of industrial property in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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EGYPT

Egyptian Patent Office
Egyptian Patent Office

Patent and trademark office Egypt. For the protection of industrial property in Egypt.

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ETHIOPIA

Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office
Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office

Patent and trademark office Ethiopia. For the protection of industrial property in Ethiopia.

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LIBYA

National Bureau for Research and Development
National Bureau for Research and Development

Patent and trademark office Libya. For the protection of industrial property in Libya.

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MOROCCO

Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office
Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office

Patent and trademark office Morocco. For the protection of industrial property in Morocco.

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MOZAMBIQUE

Industrial Property Institute (IPI)
Industrial Property Institute (IPI)

Patent and trademark office Morocco. For the protection of industrial property in Morocco.

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NAMIBIA

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Copyright Services
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Copyright Services

Copyright office Namibia.

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Ministry of Trade and Industry: Department of Trade and Commerce
Ministry of Trade and Industry: Department of Trade and Commerce

Patent and trademark office Namibia.

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NIGERIA

Registry of Trademarks, Patents and Designs
Registry of Trademarks, Patents and Designs

Intellectual Property office Nigeria. For the registration of companies, patent, designs & trademarks.

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SEYCHELLES

Seychelles Patent Office
The Registrar General
Seychelles

For the registration of companies and intellectual property in Seychelles.

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SOUTH AFRICA

CIPC
CIPC
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission

For the registration of companies and intellectual property in South Africa.
Previously known as CIPRO.

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Plant Breeders’ Rights Registrar
Plant Breeders’ Rights Registrar

Registrar for Plant Breeders' Rights.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

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South African Institute for Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
South African Institute for Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

Patents, trademarks, registered designs, copyright and
unlawful competition, litigation, licensing and franchising.

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TUNISIA

INNORPI
INNORPI
National Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property

Patent & Trademark office Tunisia

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ZIMBABWE

ARIPO
ARIPO
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization promotes the harmonization and development of the industrial property laws. ARIPO also assists its members in the acquisition and development of technology relating to industrial property matters.

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INTERNATIONAL OFFICES

PCT
PCT
Patent Cooperation Treaty

Provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states.
International patent law treaty.

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SPTO
SPTO
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

Official Intellectual Property Office for Spain.

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UNESCO
UNESCO
Paris, France

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
To promote culture, education and science in the interests of peace, human rights and development.

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USCO
USCO
United States Copyright Office

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.

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WIPO
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization

Developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property system.
Specialized agency of the United Nations.

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WTO
WTO
World Trade Organization

The principles of liberalization, and the permitted exceptions of goods, services and intellectual property.
World Trade Organization

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