Since January 15, 1990, Guinea has been one of the member countries of the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI). Patent, trademark and design applications at the OAPI at Yaoundé in the Cameroon Republic cover all countries of the Bangui Agreement. For full particulars, see under “African Intellectual Property Organization“.
Existing rights issued before 1990, were kept alive by local timely renewals in Guinea. But it is now no longer possible to file renewals in Guinea. All rights had to be extended to OAPI within a moratorium until June 4, 2000. If not extended, the rights become void at the next renewal date.