On March 25 and 26, 2022, a consultative workshop to support the establishment of a structure for the collective management of copyright and related rights was held in Equatorial Guinea. The workshop’s main objective was to gather information to develop a national law in close cooperation with national stakeholders, and to raise awareness of the need to protect literary and artistic works.
The awareness-raising workshop was organised together with the OAPI and the Council for Scientific and Technological Research of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE). It provided a platform to:
- support proposals on the new legislation on copyright in Equatorial Guinea;
- contribute to supporting and harmonising African intellectual property rights (IPRs) policies;
- improve networks and tools;
- provide training to national and regional IP institutions as well as MSME's, and civil society on IPRs, including geographical indications.
The next phase of the project will take place from 27 to 29 September 2022. This will be in the form of a seminar to support the reform of the legislative framework for protecting copyright and related rights in Equatorial Guinea. A draft of the recently enacted texts will be presented and recommendations approved.