WIPO International Treaties

African countries and the international tintellectual property treaties they adhere to.

Intellectual Property Treaties

Most relevant treaties for intellectual property filings in Africa:

ARIPO Berne Convention Madrid Protocol Nice Agreement OAPI Paris Convention WIPO WTO
Algeria Algeria        
Angola Angola          
Benin Benin      
Botswana Botswana    
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso      
Burundi Burundi            
Cameroon Cameroon      
Cape Verde Cape Verde              
Central African Republic Central African Rep      
Chad Chad      
Congo Congo      
Comores Comoros            
Côte d'ivoire Côte d'ivoire      
Djibouti Djibouti          
Democratic Republic of Congo DRC          
Egypt Egypt    
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea        
Eritrea Eritrea                
Ethiopia Ethiopia                
Gabon Gabon      
Gambia Gambia      
Ghana Ghana    
Guinea Guinea    
Guinea Bissau Guinea-bissau      
Kenya Kenya    
Lesotho Lesotho    
ARIPO Berne Convention Madrid Protocol Nice Agreement OAPI Paris Convention WIPO WTO
Liberia Liberia      
Libya Libya          
Madagascar Madagascar      
Malawi Malawi    
Mali Mali      
Mauritania Mauritania      
Mauritius Mauritius          
Morocco Morocco    
Mozambique Mozambique    
Namibia Namibia    
Niger Niger      
Nigeria Nigeria        
Rwanda Rwanda      
Sao tome & principe Sao tome & principe          
Senegal Senegal    
Seychelles Seychelles          
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone      
Somalia Somalia              
South Africa South Africa        
Sudan Sudan          
Swaziland Swaziland    
Tanzania Tanzania    
Togo Togo          
Tunisia Tunisia        
Uganda Uganda        
Western Sahara Western Sahara                
Zambia Zambia    
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe      
ARIPO Berne Convention Madrid Protocol Nice Agreement OAPI Paris Convention WIPO WTO


WIPO International Treaties

WTO Agreements

Doha Declaration
Patent rights for better access to essential medicines

TRIPS Agreement
Protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights

TRIPS Agreement (Copyright summary)
Rights of performers, producers of sound recordings and broadcasting organizations

Other

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

International treaties, conventions and classifications for intellectual property and member states. Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys for Africa. Patents, designs, trademarks and copyright.

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