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Hague Agreement

Industrial Designs

The Hague Agreement is an organisation that facilitates registration and administration of Industrial Designs. A single application covers several countries.  It is necessary to designate the countries in which design protection is sought.

Countries covered by a Hague Design application in Africa:

  • Benin (through OAPI)
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso (through OAPI)
  • Cameroon (through OAPI)
  • Central African Republic (through OAPI)
  • Chad (through OAPI)
  • Comoros (through OAPI)
  • Congo (Republic of) (through OAPI)
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea (through OAPI)
  • Gabon (through OAPI)
  • Ghana
  • Guinea (through OAPI)
  • Guinea Bissau (through OAPI)
  • Mali (through OAPI)
  • Mauritania (through OAPI)
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Niger (through OAPI)
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal (through OAPI)
  • Togo (through OAPI)
  • Tunisia


Africa | Intellectual Property

African Territories

Smit & Van Wyk provides a full range of IP legal services in all African countries where Intellectual Property protection is available. We can provide information on the filing requirements in each of the African countries and can also offer information on the various regional IP organisations such as ARIPO, OAPI and the Madrid protocol. We work with a network of trusted and knowledgeable agents to develop the best possible solution to each of our clients’ IP needs in Africa.