IP Experts in Africa

Von Seidels is an intellectual property law firm specialising in protecting and enforcing IP rights throughout Africa. We have offices in South Africa, ARIPO (Namibia), OAPI (Cameroon) and Nigeria.
Von Seidels is ISO 9001 certified for service quality.

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A brief review of the Madrid International Registration system and its application in the OAPI member states
When OAPI initially joined the Madrid System in 2015, there was a lot of uncertainty regarding whether IRs filed in terms of the Madrid System and designating OAPI are enforceable in the OAPI member states. In order to ensure that the Madrid Protocol is binding on the OAPI member states and that IRs are indeed enforceable, two requirements needed to be met: the Bangui Agreement...