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BURKINA FASO

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Patent Information

International Arrangements:

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

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

For more details, see OAPI

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 274 200 km²
  • Population: 16.2 million
  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Currency: CFA Franc
  • GDP:  $ 20 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .bf
  • Languages: French (official language)
  • Exports: Cotton; gold; livestock and livestock products (including hides and skins)
  • Imports: Machinery and food products; capital goods; petroleum
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