Any person wishing to obtain a patent in Cameroon must file an application, via a resident agent, directly with the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI).
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Any person wishing to obtain a patent in Cameroon must file an application, via a resident agent, directly with the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), which covers 16 African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon (headquarters), Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo, with a combined population of about 100 million.
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