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Official Fees:
USD 392.00
Professional Fees:
USD 880.00
Disbursements:
USD 55.00
Courier Fees:
USD 65.00

USD 1,392.00

OAPI Patent Registration

Agent: Vanessa Halle

Description

The Patent fees are set out below:
a. OAPI official fee
- Application fee: USD 392
- Each priority claim: USD 112
- Publication of the patent: USD 636
- Each claim above the first 10 claims: USD 80
- Length of detail description: varies depending on the number of pages

b. Professional fee
a. OAPI official fee
- Application fee: USD 880
- Each priority claim: USD 60
- Publication of the patent: USD 170
- Each claim above the first 10 claims: USD 45
- Length of detail description: varies depending on the number of pages

FAQs

What are OAPI member states?

OAPI member states (17): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.

Can I designate particular countries when filing a patent application at OAPI?

No. When filing an application at OAPI, it is not possible to designate specific countries. Rather, a single application is filed which covers all member states at time of filing.

Is it possible to file national patent application in an OAPI member state?

No, this is not possible. Upon joining OAPI, all member states waive their rights to national IP filings. Although each member state has a national liaison office, this liaison office does not examine applications nor grant rights.

What are the working languages of OAPI

The working languages of OAPI are English and French. All documents filed in support of applications must be in either English or French.

How long is a patent valid for?

The patent shall expire at the end of the twentieth calendar year following the filing date of the application.

How can I validly claim priority in OAPI?

Any person wishing to avail himself of the priority of an earlier application shall be required to file his patent application within the specified deadlines, and then within six months of filing the application, submit the Priority documents at the Registry.

How can a Patent be maintained?

Annuities are due each year on the anniversary of the international filing date (PCT). Payment can then be made, together with a supplement for late payment, within six months after the due date.