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SOMALIA

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Patent Information

International and Regional arrangements:

  • Paris Convention:  No
  • PCT:  No
  • ARIPO:  Yes, but as Somalia has not yet acceded to the Harare Protocol, which regulates the filing of patents in ARIPO, Somalia cannot be designated in an ARIPO application
  • OAPI:  No

No patent protection is available in Somalia

General Information

  • Area: Approximately  638 000 km2
  • Population: 10.1 million
  • Capital: Mogadishu
  • Currency: Somali Shilling
  • GDP:  $ 5.9 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .so
  • Languages: Somali, Arabic (official languages)
  • Exports: Livestock; bananas; hides; fish; charcoal; scrap material
  • Imports:  Foodstuffs; manufactures; petroleum products; construction materials

International / Regional Conventions:

  • WIPO Conventio
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