Patent Information

International Arrangements:

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

Patent protection can only be obtained in the Ivory Coast by way of a regional OAPI application.

For more details, see OAPI

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 322 460 kmĀ²
  • Population: 21  million
  • Capital:  Abidjan (commercial) and Yamoussoukro (political)
  • Currency:  CFA Franc
  • GDP:  $ 37.8 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .ci
  • Languages: French (official language)
  • Exports: Cocoa; coffee; timber; petroleum; cotton; tropical fruit; palm oil; fish
  • Imports: Food; capital goods; consumer goods; fuel; transport equipment