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Patent Information

International Arrangements:

  • Paris Convention:  Yes
  • PCT:  Yes
  • ARIPO:  No
  • OAPI:  Yes

Patent protection can only be obtained in Benin by way of a regional OAPI application.

For more details, see OAPI

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 112 620 km²
  • Population: 9 million
  • Capital: Porto Novo
  • Currency: CFA Franc
  • GDP: $ 14.2 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .bj
  • Languages: French (official language)
  • Exports: Crude oil; cotton; palm products; cocoa; cashews; seafood
  • Imports: Petroleum products; intermediate goods; capital goods; light consumer goods
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