On November 14, 2020, two months after the deposit of the instruments of ratification by two-thirds of the signatory states, the Bangui Agreement revised on December 14, 2015, entered into force. On this date, the following 04 Annexes also entered into force:
– Annex VI on Geographical Indications
– Annex VII on Literary & Artistic works
– Annex VIII on Unfair competition
– Annex X on Plant Variety
The remaining annexes will enter into force progressively, and hopefully soon, given the need to meet up with the ever-evolving IP landscape.
Vanessa Halle, Esq.,
Partner | IP Attorney