Intellectual Property within the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI).

The African Intellectual Property Organisation known by its French acronym “Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) is the institution created and vested with the powers to manage intellectual property and related issues within member States.
OAPI was created by the Bangui Accord of 02 March 1977 which constituted the Revision of the Libreville Accord of 13 September 1962. Another diplomatic meeting was convened by the members of the Bangui Agreement on February 24, 1999 ending up with the revision of the Bangui Agreement and the setting up of a new instrument “The Revised Bangui Accord”.

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