Events Calendar

1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Training on patent drafting for ARIPO Member States

Activity no 9
The objectives of this activity are to: support selected participants with patent drafting training; improve the...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the development of a mentoring program to support OAPI members states SMES

Activity no 22
The objectives of this activity are to: To set up a pilot for a programme to support business advisers and raise a...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support for IP Academic Masters Programmes

Activity no 23
It is crucial that experts continue to provide distance-learning opportunities for students, since intellectual property...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Evaluation and support for the AU Continental Strategy for GIs

Activity no 24
This activity in 2024 aims to support the AU in taking stock of progress in the implementation of the AU Continental Str...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Technical training on trade marks for examiners, and engagements with IP agents of ARIPO Member States

Activity no 11
The objectives of this activity are as follows: to provide technical training on substantive trade mark examinatio...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Africa IP SME Helpdesk

Activity no 21
The Africa IP SME Helpdesk assists EU businesses by organising training events, publishing IP resources, and r...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in Nigeria

Activity no 27
This activity will identify gaps in existing GI legislation and issue recommendations for addressing these gaps, looking...
1 Feb 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in Ethiopia

Activity no 28
In synergy with the existing activities of the project funded by the FDA and implemented by CIRAD, this activity will ai...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration at the regional level of Ylang Ylang of Comoros

Activity no 29
The activity will aim to facilitate the promotion of GIs in OAPI countries. It will consist of preparing the application...
1 Jun 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support for the digitalisation of the Industrial Property Office of Mauritius (IPOM)

Activity no 17
Based on the pilot in Nigeria, AfrIPI will continue the digitalisation efforts to benefit the Industrial Property Office...
28 to 30 May 2024

‘Women in IP’ conference for ARIPO Member States

Activity no 12
Kampala, Uganda
The objectives of this activity are as follows: highlight the successes and achievements of women in IP in the ARI...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Trade mark and design guidelines of the Egyptian TIDO: revision and technical working groups

Activity no 14
In 2024, the project will support the final stage of development of the trade mark and design examination guidelines and...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Promotion and integration into EUIPN IT tools

Activity no 15
Following the Tools Workshop in June 2022, a preliminary feasibility analysis was conducted by AfrIPI and EUIPO, and Afr...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support for IPOs in digitalising and improving the quality of data

Activity no 18
This activity must be implemented in collaboration with WIPO and ideally will count on support of the relevant regional ...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Study visit by OAPI IT officers to the EUIPO

Activity no 19
The activity will consist of a study visit for a maximum of two IT staff from OAPI to the EUIPO’s premises in Alicante...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Technical support for accession to international IP treaties

Activity no 3
Since Nigeria has already expressed interest in becoming a party to the Madrid Protocol, it is proposed to focus the 202...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration of pilot GI in Mozambique

Activity no 36
The activity will focus on finalising a prospective study on the selected GI. The idea will be to prepare the actors and...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Legal and technical assistance for the AfCFTA Secretariat for the phase II IPR negotiations

Activity no 1
The main objectives of this activity include: providing legal and technical support to the AfCFTA Secretariat and ...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration of pilot GI in Seychelles

Activity no 37
The activity will consist of supporting the Republic of Seychelles in drafting a prospective study on a selected GI. The...
1 May 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Exchange on best practices regarding reference collections, and training database management tools for the Accredited Research and Examination Centres on Plant Varieties in OAPI countries

Activity no 5
The objectives of this activity are to: further consolidate the practice of building up and managing reference col...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Awareness-raising on geographical indications

Activity no 39
The activity will consist of: i) updating the GI hub with the latest news and information from partners, and improving t...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

ARIPO communication programme for national IP offices and media

Activity no 41
The main objectives of this activity are to: empower participants through advanced training on the latest trends i...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration at the regional level of Poutargue Imraguen of Mauritania

Activity no 31
The activity will consist of preparing the application for Pierre de Mbigou at the OAPI for regional registration. &n...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration at the regional level of Pierre de Mbigou of Gabon

Activity no 30
The activity will aim to facilitate the promotion of GIs in OAPI countries. It will consist of preparing the application...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration of pilot GI in Ghana

Activity no 35
The main objective of this activity is to facilitate the creation and protection of GIs in ARIPO Member States. The acti...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Training on IPR enforcement for ARIPO Member States

Activity no 8
The key objectives of this activity are: to provide technical training on IPR enforcement to the participants; t...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 2024

Support the registration of pilot GIs in Mauritius

Activity no 34
The activity will focus on finalising a prospective study on the GI Mauritius sugar. The idea will be to prepare the act...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Nov 2024

Support for the digitalisation of the Nigerian IP office

Activity no 16
Digitalising and modernising African countries’ IP administrations will make the systems more cost-effective, reliable...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Nov 2024

Consultative roundtable on IPR enforcement / anti-counterfeiting for North African countries

Activity no 13
The activity will consist of a 3-day workshop for customs officials, police officers, IPOs, national administrations and...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Oct 2024

Support for the network of OAPI judges – 4th conference

Activity no 6
For 2024, AfrIPI seeks to crown this long-standing engagement by helping OAPI to convene the Judges’ Network for the f...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Sep 2024

AFRICA-GI training on geographical indications

Activity no 38
The activity will focus on organising a training for selected stakeholders in each OAPI Member State. The training will ...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Copyright workshop on online infringements and resale rights

Activity no 20
The objectives of this activity are to provide technical training and experience-sharing on the latest trends and best p...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Exchange of anti-counterfeiting best practices for Lusophone African Countries

Activity no 10
The objectives of this activity are twofold: to provide a platform for participants to exchange anti-counterfeitin...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Expert Dialogue on overlapping trade and IP agreements within the framework of the implementation of the AfCFTA Activ

Activity no 2
The main objective of this activity is to provide a platform for discussion within an Expert Dialogue on overlapping tra...
1 Jan 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Technical support for the reference collections for the Accredited Research and Examination Centres on Plant Varieties in OAPI countries

Activity no 4
The objectives of this activity are to: identify possible gaps and weaknesses in the current DUS examination refer...
1 Apr 2024 to 31 May 2024

Awareness-raising on IP: World IP Day 2024

Activity no 40
The objectives of this activity are as follows: to raise awareness of IP, with a focus on protecting creativity, i...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 May 2024

Support the registration at EU level of the GI for Kilichi du Niger

Activity no 32
The objective of this activity is to facilitate the registration of Kilichi du Niger in the European Union.   ...
18 Mar 2024 to 26 Apr 2024

Capacity-building for OAPI trade marks and industrial design examiners on substantive examination

Activity no 7
The OAPI needs support to enforce intellectual property rights and deliver high-quality services to its users. With this...
17 to 19 Apr 2024

International colloquium and trade fair on GIs in Africa

Activity no 25
The OAPI has made considerable progress in the protection and promotion of GIs. In 2023, 13 GIs were registered in its s...
4 to 5 Mar 2024

Support the registration at the regional level of Spirulina from Chad (Dihé)

Activity no 33
N’Djamana – Chad
In 2023, AfrIPI recruited an expert to conduct a screening study on GIs in Chad with an inventory of the existing GIs. T...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Support for the OAPI training program for trade marks and design examiners and IP representatives on substantive examination

Activity no 8
OAPI has been examining trade mark and industrial design applications on substance since January 2022. Before being gran...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Africa IP SME Helpdesk

Activity no 18
The Africa IP SME Helpdesk assists EU businesses by organising training events, publishing IP resources, and replying to...
1 Jun 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Support for the creation and implementation of a database of judges in OAPI Member States

Activity no 9
The first workshop for magistrates from OAPI Member States was organised by AfrIPI in 2021, with a focus on the Bangui A...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Trade mark and Design Guidelines of Egyptian TIDO: revision and Technical Working Group participation

Activity no 13
During 2022, AfrIPI and the Egyptian Trademarks and Designs Office (TIDO) management held several meetings to set up the...
1 Jun 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Study Visit of Heads of IP Offices from ARIPO Member States

Activity no 17
The ARIPO Member States need support to provide quality intellectual property services to their users and the business c...
1 May 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

National training on patents, patent searches and patent drafting for ARIPO MS

Activity no 7
This activity aims to increase intellectual property awareness among researchers, staff, and students from academic and ...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Support for the ARIPO patent examination training (ARPET)

Activity no 6
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) launched the ARPET ...
1 Sep 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Consultative roundtable on enforcement of IPR for North African countries

Activity no 5
This activity is a continuation of Activity 7 of the AWP 2.  The activity aims to bring together key North Afric...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Maintenance and the future of the GI Hub

Activity no 31
The GI Hub is a common online platform that aims to make all the information on GIs in Africa widely available and easil...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Communications training on the ARIPO Regional Intellectual Property Rights System

Activity no 23
This activity is a continuation of the Communications Training on the ARIPO Regional Intellectual Property Rights System...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Technical Support for the development of the institutional framework for GIs in OAPI countries

Activity no 24
The Continental Strategy on Geographical Indications (GIs) aims to create an enabling environment at the legal and insti...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in ARIPO Member States

Activity no 25
This activity aims to support the ARIPO ad hoc working group on GIs in moving forward to create an enabling legal and in...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in other countries

Activity no 26
This activity aims to support individual countries, such as Nigeria, that have expressed the need to adopt a standalone ...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Support the registration at the National Level of GIs for OAPI countries

Activity no 27
Outcome 3 of the six strategic outcomes of the Continental Strategy for GIs in Africa (2018-2023) highlights the importa...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Support the registration at EU level of GIs for Kilichi du Niger

Activity no 28
Kilichi du Niger was registered as a geographical indication (GI) in the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAP...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Screening processes in OAPI countries – Chad

Activity no 29
While there is a common understanding about the importance of GIs in OAPI Member States, some countries have not tracked...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Integration and implementation of IP tools

Activity no 10
This activity aims to start the integration of trade marks and designs data of African countries that are, technically s...
1 Jan 2023 to 1 Dec 2023

Support the registration of pilot GIs in the ARIPO region

Activity no 32
This activity aims to provide ARIPO Member States with technical assistance on a pilot (meeting AfrIPI’s criteria for ...
1 Feb 2023 to 30 Nov 2023

Support for the digitalisation of Nigeria IP office: ‘capture and store’ of trade marks paper files

Activity no 11
The Nigeria Intellectual Property (IP) Office still has a vast quantity of paper-based trade marks, which must be scanne...
1 Apr 2023 to 31 Oct 2023

Expert support for the ARIPO Master’s training programme

Activity no 21
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property O...
1 to 30 Sep 2023

Legal and technical assistance for AfCFTA Secretariat for the phase II negotiations on IP Rights

Activity no 2
In September 2022, the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area finalised the negotiation on the intellect...
1 Jan 2023 to 30 Sep 2023

Support for the Setup and Strengthening of Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) in OAPI member states

Activity no 15
It is crucial to strengthen and improve the copyright and related rights environment for the development of a cultural i...
1 Apr 2023 to 30 Sep 2023

Expert support for the OAPI Master’s training programme

Activity no 20
Since 2021, AfrIPI has contributed to training over a hundred students of the OAPI Masters’ Programme in IP. The Maste...
24 to 31 Jul 2023

Support for the setup of innovation platforms in OAPI pilot countries

Activity no 19
An effective and strategic use of intellectual property requires the promotion of IP protection of inventions and techno...
1 Jan 2023 to 30 Jun 2023

Promotional workshop on Designs and Utility Models for ARIPO

Activity no 22
This activity  aims to raise awareness of the benefits and economic value of industrial designs and utility models ...
1 Jan 2023 to 30 Jun 2023

Legal and technical assistance for the RECs for the phase II negotiations on IPR

Activity no 3
Under its AWP 2, AfrIPI began collaborating with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) to provide str...
1 May 2023 to 30 Jun 2023

Side event on GIs in Africa at the AU-EU Agricultural Ministerial Conference

Activity no 30
Rome, Italy
The African Union – European Union agricultural ministerial conference allows AU and EU agriculture ministers to excha...
1 Apr 2023 to 31 May 2023

Technical support on the reference collections for the accredited research and examination centres on plant varieties in OAPI countries

Activity no 12
Access to quality seeds and plant varieties for OAPI Member States is a major issue for all their populations, as these ...
1 Jan 2023 to 30 Apr 2023

Judges Colloquium on enforcement

Activity no 4
AfrIPI created a pan-African case-law database on intellectual property rights under its 2021 annual work plan. This yea...
1 Jan 2023 to 31 Mar 2023

Regional workshop on accession to the ARIPO International Protocols

Activity no 1
This activity aims to promote accession by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) member states...
1 Feb 2023 to 31 Mar 2023

Capacity building on IP right recordation for selected enforcement agencies in Kenya – Phase 2: study visit to Mauritius

Activity no 14
In 2022, AfrIPI facilitated the organisation of a meeting between the European Business Council (EUBC) in Kenya and the ...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Support to the screening of GIs in Chad

Activity no 37
In 2021, at least six geographical indications (GIs) were registered regionally in the African Intellectual Property Org...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Support the registration at EU level of GIs for Kilichi du Niger

Activity no 34
Kilichi du Niger was registered as a geographical indication (GI) in the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAP...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Support the registration at national level of GIs for OAPI countries

Activity no 32
The Continental Strategy for geographical indications (GIs) in Africa (2018-2023) highlights the importance of the devel...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Maintenance and the future of the GI Hub

Activity no 35
The GI Hub is a common online platform that aims to make all the information on GIs in Africa widely available and easil...
1 Oct 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Regional Conference for OAPI MS on the Status of the Protection and Use of African Medicinal Inventions

Activity no 18
African countries are a key destination for counterfeit goods, such as pharmaceuticals, with all the hazards and dangers...
1 Feb 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Support for the digitalisation of the Nigeria IP Office: ‘Capture and Store’ of Trade Marks Paper Files

Activity no 16
The Nigeria Intellectual Property (IP) Office has a vast quantity of paper-based trade marks that need to be scanned to ...
1 Sep 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Technical support on the reference collections for the accredited research and examination centres on plant varieties in OAPI countries

Activity no 17
After the entry into force of Annex X of the Bangui Agreement on the Protection of New Varieties of Plants on 20&nb...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Trade mark and Design Guidelines of Egyptian TIDO: revision and Technical Working Group participation

Activity no 19
During 2022, AfrIPI and the Egyptian Trademarks and Designs Office (TIDO) management held several meetings to set up the...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Africa IP SME Helpdesk

Activity no 20
The Africa IP SME Helpdesk supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs') from the European Union (EU) to both...
1 Jul 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Judges Colloquium on Enforcement

Activity no 13
AfrIPI created a pan-African case-law database on intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the first Annual Work Plan (AWP...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Legal and technical assistance to the AfCFTA Secretariat for the Phase II negotiations on IPR

Activity no 3
The AfCFTA Secretariat, the body in charge of the negotiations of the IPRs Protocol, is a new addition to the African Un...
1 May 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Training on IPR examination practices

Activity no 11
AfrIPI provides on demand technical assistance for examiners for trade marks, designs, patents, plant breeder’s rights...
1 Jul 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Support for the Creation of an Association of Judges for OAPI Member States

Activity no 14
On 12 to 14 October 2022, the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) and AfrIPI held a constitutive Gene...
1 Mar 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

Integration and Implementation of IP Tools

Activity no 15
In the last decade, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has worked very closely with the European Un...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022

ARIPO IP Awareness Campaign

Activity no 25
Although the African Regional Intellectual Property Office (ARIPO) has existed since 1976, not many citizens from its 22...
1 Jan 2022 to 30 Nov 2022

Development of patent examination guidelines for OAPI

Activity no 8
In accordance with the Patent Examination Training Program, the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the E...
1 Jun 2022 to 30 Nov 2022

IP Awareness Sessions on Patents and Innovation for ARIPO Countries

Activity no 24
Universities, research and development (R&D) institutions and other innovation associations increasingly leverage th...
1 Jun 2022 to 31 Oct 2022

Consultative roundtable on counterfeiting in Nigeria

Activity no 6
According to the OECD-EUIPO report on Mapping the Real Routes of Trade in Fake Goods, African countries are a key destin...
1 Jul 2022 to 31 Oct 2022

Study and mentorship visits

Activity no 12
In line with international and European best practices and in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Oct 2022

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in other countries

Activity no 31
Abuja, Nigeria
While Nigeria is endowed with an abundant supply of products that may fall under the definition of GIs – Ijebu garri, ...
1 Apr 2022 to 31 Oct 2022

Expert Support for the ARIPO Master’s Training Programme

Activity no 23
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property O...
1 Jan 2022 to 30 Sep 2022

Support the registration at national level for one pilot in Egypt

Activity no 35
This activity seeks to select one pilot GI in Egypt and provide support either to register it or to support the implemen...
1 Jan 2022 to 30 Sep 2022

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in ARIPO countries

Activity no 30
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) ad hoc working group on Geographical Indications (G...
1 Jun 2022 to 31 Aug 2022

Regional workshop on accession to the Banjul Protocol

Activity no 1
The Banjul Protocol provides a centralised trade mark registration procedure. Applications for trade mark registrations ...
1 Apr 2022 to 31 Aug 2022

Support for the ARIPO Patent Examination Training

Activity no 9
Under the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Patent Examination Training programme (ARPET), Afr...
1 Apr 2022 to 30 Aug 2022

Patent examination training programme (OAPI)

Activity no 10
From 17 to 21 October 2022, four examiners from the African Organization of Intellectual Property (OAPI) attended a five...
1 Mar 2022 to 31 Jul 2022

Support for the development of a national framework for copyrights in Equatorial Guinea voluntary registration of copyrights and related rights

Activity no 2
Equatorial Guinea
The main objective of this activity is to support the revision of the copyright law and the establishment of a stru...
1 Apr 2022 to 30 Jun 2022

Expert support for the OAPI online master’s training programme

Activity no 22
Expanding knowledge on IP in Africa is essential to create a strengthened IP network. It contributes to the development ...
1 Jan 2022 to 30 Jun 2022

Support for the Setup and Strengthening of Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) in ARIPO member states

Activity no 5
In 2022, AfrIPI carried out action to help set-up and develop Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) for literary an...
1 Jan 2022 to 30 Jun 2022

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in OAPI countries

Activity no 29
Outcome 2 of the action plan of the Continental Strategy on Geographical Indications aims to create an enabling env...
21 Apr 2022 to 16 Jun 2022

Support for the establishment of university-private sector innovation platforms for OAPI countries

Activity no 21
Online
In support and appreciation of the production of inventions and institutional innovations for the benefit of enterprises...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 May 2022

Legal and technical assistance to the RECs for the Phase II negotiations on IPR

Activity no 4
Under its first component 'Promote International Agreements in the Area of IPR and AfCFTA Negotiations', AfrIPI has supp...
1 Feb 2022 to 30 Apr 2022

Promotional workshop on designs and utility models for ARIPO

Activity no 26
Harare, Zimbabwe
In line with ARIPO’s mission of ‘fostering creativity and innovation for economic growth in Africa’, it is importa...
26 to 29 Apr 2022

AfrIPI project launch event

Activity no 1
Kampala
In order to increase visibility, this launch event will formally announce the start of the IPR Protection for Africa (Af...
25 to 26 Apr 2022

World IP Day in Cooperation with WIPO

Activity no 28
World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated every 26 April to increase intellectual property (IP) awareness. Worl...
1 Jan 2022 to 31 Mar 2022

GI awareness

Activity no 36
A geographical indication (GI) is a distinctive sign used to identify a product whose quality, reputation or other chara...
23 to 24 Feb 2022

Consultative roundtable on enforcement of IPR for North African countries

Activity no 7
This activity aims to initiate a dialogue amongst key stakeholders including enforcement bodies (police and customs), re...
14 to 18 Feb 2022

EU-Africa Business Forum

Activity no 27
Online
The EU-Africa Business Forum 2022 (EABF22) took place from 14 to 18 February. This important event allowed public-p...
1 Aug 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Support to IP Academies network

Activity no 24
IP academies are important for raising awareness on IP and strengthening capacities related to IP knowledge. Many of the...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Technical support to the development of the legal framework for GIs

Activity no 27
Having adequate legal frameworks in place is essential for protecting Geographical Indications (GIs). In view of the nee...
1 Feb 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Support to the reform of Angolan IP legislation

Activity no 20
Today, technological innovation represents the economic segment that has grown the most and has greatly contributed to t...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Legal and technical assistance to AU Commission on IP

Activity no 10
The main objective of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to create a single continental market for good...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Support to the development of national framework for copyrights in Equatorial Guinea

Activity no 8
Effective protection of copyright and related rights ensures the contribution of the cultural sector to the economy thro...
1 Feb 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

GAP analysis on international agreements

Activity no 7
International IPR agreements are key facilitators of international trade in the globalised economy. In many African coun...
1 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Create an African SME learning tool

Activity no 26
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are important drivers of growth in economies across Sub-Saharan Africa, accoun...
1 Aug 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Support to the design and delivery of online training at the ARIPO master’s programmes on IP

Activity no 23
Expanding the knowledge on IP in Africa is essential to create a strengthened IP network. It contributes to the developm...
1 Apr 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Awareness raising on the advantages of international systems on IP

Activity no 9
In general, in Africa there is a low participation in international agreements in IP. This activity, focused on OAPI mem...
1 Feb 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Regional workshop on accession to the Banjul protocol

Activity no 6
The Banjul protocol provides for a centralised trade mark registration procedure. The Banjul protocol is not limited to ...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Support the registration at national and/ or EU level of African GIs (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 28
The Continental Strategy for GIs in Africa (2018-2023) highlights the importance of the development and registration of ...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Development of the OAPI trade mark and designs examination guidelines (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 14
In order to enhance the quality, consistency and transparency of the examination of trade marks and designs in OAPI, it ...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Integration and implementation of IP tools (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 22
The activity aims to create awareness on the available IP tools and prepare the countries involved to integrate relevant...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Creation of African Geographical Indications manual (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 30
As stated in the continental GI strategy for Africa, the value of GIs needs to be highlighted through specifically suppo...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

AfrIPI feeding the GI Hub (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 29
Free access to information ensures transparency and promotes participation in public debate. New technology continues to...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

Training on IP to technical working group AfCFTA (as of Nov 2020)

Activity no 2
As the AfrIPI project is designed to facilitate the ongoing negotiations (in particular Phase II, dealing with intellect...
1 Jan 2021 to 19 Dec 2021

Patent examination training programme (ARIPO) (as of Nov 2020)

Activity no 18
Inventors often favour the legal certainty of patents granted by patent systems with substantive examination. Due to a l...
1 Mar 2021 to 12 Dec 2021

Development of common guidelines for ARIPO member states

Activity no 15
In the globalised world, where more and more businesses operate across national borders, regional harmonisation of IP so...
11 Oct 2021 to 11 Dec 2021

Patent Examination Training programme (OAPI)

Activity no 19
In view of the implementation of the substantive examination of patent and utility model applications scheduled for Janu...
1 Jun 2021 to 30 Nov 2021

Judges colloquium on enforcement – initiating the creation of an online accessible case-law database

Activity no 21
ARIPO is making vast efforts to set-up a regional case-law database on intellectual property rights (IPRs). To achieve t...
23 to 24 Nov 2021

Workshop on international frameworks (The Hague) for examiners

Activity no 17
OAPI accessed the Geneva Act of The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs and ...
1 Sep 2021 to 31 Oct 2021

Meetings on the TF in Nigeria

Activity no 7
The objective is to follow-up on the capacity-building workshop organised by AfriPI in April 2021 (in Abuja) and support...
1 Apr 2021 to 30 Sep 2021

Conference on Geographical Indications for ARIPO countries

Activity no 3
Geographical indications (GIs) have become one of the important key drivers for social and economic development in many ...
20 Aug 2021

Support to the Kampala diplomatic conference on voluntary registration of copyrights and related rights

Activity no 4
The voluntary registration of copyrights and related rights regulations provide means of presumption as to the authorshi...
1 Jan 2021 to 31 Jul 2021

Trade mark and industrial designs guidelines: revision and technical working group participation (Egypt twinning project) (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 16
The twinning project ‘Trademarks and Industrial Designs Office’ was initiated on January 2020 and is scheduled to be...
1 Jan 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Workshop to exchange best practices and identify actions on counterfeiting and piracy in specific industry sectors (pharmaceuticals) (as of Nov 2020)

Activity no 13
African countries are a key destination for counterfeit goods such as pharmaceuticals, with the hazards and damage that ...
1 Jan 2021 to 30 Jun 2021

Expert support to the OAPI online master’s training programme (as of Sep 2020)

Activity no 25
Expanding knowledge on IP in Africa is essential to create a strengthened IP network. It contributes to the development ...
1 Apr 2021 to 31 May 2021

Regional workshop on the Arusha protocol

Activity no 5
Plant variety protection (or plant breeders’ rights (PBRs)) is an IPR granted to farmers or breeders of new plant vari...
1 Mar 2021 to 30 Apr 2021

Consultative roundtable on enforcement of IPR for North African countries

Activity no 12
A trend for increasing proliferation of counterfeit and illegal goods (ranging from medicine and food to pesticides) has...
1 Jan 2021 to 30 Apr 2021

Webinar on licencing mechanisms (as of Oct 2020)

Activity no 11
The international development community has set a clear goal of reaching universal health coverage by 2030 while leaving...
1 Jan 2024 to 31 Dec 0024

Technical support for the development of the legal framework for GIs in ARIPO Member States

Activity no 26
In total, the sub-Working Group on GIs has gathered five times (twice physically and three times online) since its creat...
27 Feb 2024

Activity no