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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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Patent Information

International Arrangements:

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

Patent protection can only be obtained in the Central African Republic by way of a regional OAPI application.

For more details, see OAPI

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 623 000 km²
  • Population: 4.8 million
  • Capital: Bangui
  • Currency: CFA Franc
  • GDP:  $ 3.5 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .cf
  • Languages: French, Sango (official languages)
  • Exports: Diamonds; cotton; coffee; timber; tobacco
  • Imports: Food; textiles; petroleum products; machinery; electrical equipment; motor vehicles; chemicals; consumer goods
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