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Intellectual property in Senegal

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The trade marks, patents, and copyrights are protected within the framework of OAPI, The African Organization for Intellectual Property.
Regional Organisations
Senegal is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization.
International Membership
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Protection of patents
20 years
Agreement revising the Bangui Agreement of 2nd March, 1977, on the creation of an African Intellectual Property Organization, 24th February 1999.
10 years, renewable for consecutive periods of 10 years
Agreement Revising the Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977, on the Creation of an African Intellectual Property Organization, February 24, 1999
5 years, renewable for two further consecutive 5-year periods  
WIPO Copyright Treaty

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