Equatorial Guinea is one of the member countries of the "Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle" (OAPI) following accession to the Bangui Agreement (Act of March 2, 1977 and Act of February 24, 1999), pursuant to the Instrument of Accession deposited on September 23, 2000. The Bangui Agreement took effect for Equatorial Guinea on November 23, 2000.
For full particulars concerning the protection of industrial property, see under “African Intellectual Property Organization“.
Membership in International Conventions
– Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), since June 26, 1997.
– Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Stockholm Act, since June 26, 1997.
– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, since June 26, 1997.
– Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI), since November 23, 2000.
– Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) (bound by Chapter II), since July 17, 2001.
– Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, subsequent to accession by the OAPI on December 5, 2014 (entered into force on March 5, 2015).