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Yaoundé, Cameroon (CM)

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Cameroon (CM)

Online you can see a limited part of information about this country.
More in-depth details are available for the following aspects:

     General Trademark Regulations
     Trademark Use Requirements

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Cameroon is one of the Member States of the African Intellectual Property Organization which is gathering seventeen members States from central and West Africa regions.

These countries are treated as one state in trademark law. Apart from that there is no national trademark law in the member states. Therefore it is not possible to obtain national registrations in these countries. Legal basis is the Treaty of Libreville of 1962 (in force since January 1st, 1964) revised by the Bangui agreement of 1977.

For further information see the information on OAPI/AIPO
Practical details on trademark use requirements are available in our publication here
SMD Group thanks the following law firms for their assictance in updating the information provided.

INLEX Africa

Franck Soutoul

Franck Soutoul
Immeuble Standard Charter Bank Yaoundé - 2ème Etage gauche, Avenue de L'Indépendance, PO Box 4057
Cameroon (CM)
Tel +237 677 364 416

Your contact persons:
Mr. Franck SOUTOUL,

INLEX AFRICA is the first French Intellectual Property Firm located in AFRICA particularly in the heart of OAPI region in Yaounde (Cameroon) .

After developing continuously its expertise during 25 years in France, Franck SOUTOUL and Eric Schahl have decided to open an office for the support and protection of their client’s interests in AFRICA.

Therefore and since June 2014, we opened our office in Yaounde (Cameroon) close to the OAPI as the exclusive regional organization covering 17 countries

Indeed OAPI system is unique as it affords to the Applicant a single regional title of protection valid in 17 French-speaking African countries namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Comoros.

Thanks to its long experience in France and its European working know-how, the team INLEX AFRICA will be the best representative to reply to your legal or administrative queries, and is able to intervene on the whole African territory, thanks to the opening in October 2016 of 2 hubs in Mauritius (Jinfei Cyber City) and in Morocco (Casablanca).

Ministry of Industrial and Commercial Development
B. P. 1604
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Tel +237 223 38 71
Fax +237 222 95 86

Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) (AIPO/OAPI)
158, place de la prefecture
B.P. 887
Tel +237 22 20 57 00 or 22 20 39 31
Fax +237 22 20 57 27 or 22 20 57 21