ARIPO and OAPI
have been the building blocks of IP in Africa due to their long history of pan-Africanism and technical expertise.
The flowchart of processes in MATLAB-SAP2000 OAPI
developed to get optimum solutions is presented in Figure 3.
If the EU, OAPI
and every non-EU member state jurisdiction is designated (approximately 40 jurisdictions total), the official fees are approximately US$4600, or US$120/jurisdiction.
provides for a centralized intellectual property registration system extending the protection of a single OAPI
trade mark registration to all member state.
One of the downstream plants in operation belongs to Oman Aluminium Processing Industries (OAPI
) while another major enterprise, Aluminium Rolling Mills Company, is developing a $384 million rolling mill that will have an annual production capacity of 140,000 tonnes.
One of the delegates at this year's meeting was Zimbabwe's Gift Huggins Sibanda, the current director-general of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), who is also a member of the advisory board of the World Wide Academy; executive member of the Zimbabwe Standards Association (SAZ); and chairman of the Consultative Committee of WIPO, ARCT, OAPI
, and ARIPO.
These include: Albania, Angola, Argentina, ARIPO, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, OAPI
, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.
) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
(1.) Some regional patent arrangements provide supranational procedures for obtaining patents, such as the European Patent Convention, OAPI
and ARIPO (both in Africa), and the Eurasian Patent Convention.
African Organization of Intellectual Property (OAPI
); (215) and the
Only bibliographic data is available for patents granted by Argentina, African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARJPO), African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI
), Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ellas, Eurasian Patent Office, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.