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Guinea-Bissau (OAPI)

Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a country in West Africa that borders Senegal to the north, Guinea to the south and east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The Guinean territory covers 36,125 square kilometers with an estimated population of 1.6 million people.

The official language is Portuguese.

Its part of OAPI (African Organization for Intellectual Property) based in Yaoundé in Cameroon.
This supranational organization has replaced, in its members, the local national Industrial Property systems, that is, who decided to join this Organization has seen its national systems extinguish and replaced by this supranational and unique regime.

Therefore only through OAPI it's possible to protect Industrial Property rights in Guinea-Bissau.

The 17 Member States belonging to OAPI are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea Bissau, Guinea Equatorial, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Republic of Niger, Senegal, Togo, Comoros.