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Nov 29, 2018
Franck Soutoul, INLEX AFRICA, France
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Major Innovations in OAPI: The Revised Bangui Agreement

Franck Soutoul, INLEX AFRICA, France, First published at www.inlex-africa.comAfter 3 years of waiting, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) unveiled on October 22, 2018 the major changes of the revised Bangui Agreement (revised on the 14 December 2015 in Bamako, Mali). These changes were driven by OAPI’s concern to improve on the quality of its operating procedures and rules and to stay inconformity with international instruments which they are party to. The revised Bangui Agreement will bring the following that OAPI is now competent handle opposition cases on all Industrial Property  read more



Derrière Chapelle Essos, Face Garage MTA
B.P 4057 Yaounde, Center Region
Cameroon (CM)
Tel +237 222 21 89 17

INLEX AFRICA is the first French Intellectual Property Firm located in AFRICA.

After developing continuously its expertise during 20 years in France, Eric SCHAHL and Franck SOUTOUL have decided to open an office for the support and protection of their client’s interests in AFRICA.

Therefore and since June 2014, we opened our office in Yaounde (Cameroon), which is managed by Jeremy GIACOPAZZI (OAPI Trademark & Patent Attorney).

OAPI system is unique as it affords to the Applicant a single regional title of protection valid in 17 French-speaking African countries namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Comoros.

Thanks to its long experience in France and its European working know-how, the team INLEX AFRICA will be the best representative to reply to your legal or administrative queries, and is able to intervene on the whole African territory, thanks to the opening in October 2016 of 2 hubs in Mauritius (Ebene Cyber city) and in Morocco (Casablanca).