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Intellectual property in Cameroon

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Cameroon has signed an agreement at the time of the establishment of the World Organisation of Intellectual Property (WIPO). You can contact the Directorate of Technological Development and Industrial Property by Email.
Regional Organisations
Cameroon is a member of the African Intellectual Property Organization since 24th February 1999.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
The Bangui Agreement of March 1977
20 years
Trademark
 
Agreement revising the Bangui Agreement of 2nd March 1977, after the creation of the African Intellectual Property Organization on 24th February 1999
10 years, renewable for consecutive periods of 10 years
Design
 
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 periods of 5 years   
Copyright
 
Law no. 2000/011 related to copyright
10 years Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Bangui Agreement of March 1977
20 years  

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