African Intellectual Property Organization
The Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle or OAPI (English: African Intellectual Property Organization) is an intellectual property organization, headquartered in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The organisation was created by Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977. The Bangui Agreement was subsequently amended in 1999.
* Its 16 member states are mostly French-speaking countries:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
The Bangui Agreement covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, trade names, geographical indications, copyright, unfair competition, integrated circuit layouts and plant variety rights