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Dakar, Senegal

Support for the Creation of an Association of Judges for OAPI Member States

From 12 to 14 October 2022, the African Organisation of Intellectual Property (OAPI) and AfrIPI will hold a constitutive General Assembly of the Association of Judges in Dakar, Senegal.

This symposium aims to adopt the statutes of the association, elect the bureau of the association, address the ways in which the jurisprudential database works and lay the foundations for the activities of the association.

In 2021, AfrIPI and OAPI organised a regional seminar on the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). This seminar saw the participation of more than 40 magistrates and 30 court clerks from OAPI member states and Djibouti. Its overall objective was to train, inform and raise awareness on the legal instruments in force for a better enforcement of intellectual property rights, and to share experiences on related litigation. The participants discussed the need to create a regional case-law database that is accessible online.

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