Cape Verde set to become the ARIPO’s 22nd Member State

On January 7, 2022, the Cape Verdean Parliament approved the accession of the country to the Lusaka Agreement, which also incorporates the accession to Banjul and Harare Protocols. On January 27, the parliament approved the accession to the Swakopmund Protocol. The Instruments of Accession will be deposited with the ARIPO Director General on a later date, yet to be defined.

Soon users of the ARIPO system will be able to designate Cape Verde as one of the designated countries for the application of the following Intellectual Property Rights: patents, industrial designs, utility models, trademarks and the protection of traditional knowledge.


ARIPO’s Protocols

  • Banjul Protocol: on marks;
  • Harare Protocol: on patents and industrial designs.;
  • Swakopmund Protocol: protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore. 


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