Ivory Coast

Trade Mark

Forms part of

No
ARIPO
Yes
OAPI
No
MADRID
No
SERVICE CLASSES
No
WELL-KNOWN TRADE MARKS RECOGNISED?
No
NICE CLASSIFICATION
Patent and design protection only available by filing OAPI

OAPI

ARIPO

Patent

Forms part of

No
ARIPO
Yes
OAPI
Yes
PARIS CONVENTION
Yes
PCT
Patent and design protection only available by filing OAPI

OAPI

ARIPO

International Arrangements

Paris Convention
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants 
Convention establishing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Lusaka Agreement

Types of Patents.

Patents of Invention
ARIPO Designations

Novelty Requirements

Absolute novelty

Grace Period/Prior knowledge

12-month grace period for disclosures by the applicant or for unauthorised disclosures by a third party

Examination procedure

Formal examination with a prior art search and substantive examination

Duration & Maintenance

20 years for filing date
Annual maintenance payments

Working Requirement

No use requirement, but failure to do so may be a ground for the grant of a compulsory license

Design

Forms part of

No
ARIPO
Yes
OAPI
Yes
PARIS CONVENTION
Patent and design protection only available by filing OAPI

OAPI

ARIPO

International Arrangements

Paris Convention
Convention establishing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Lusaka Agreement

Types of Designs

Utility Models
Industrial Designs

Classification

Not a full party to the Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs but in practice that classification is recognized

Novelty Requirements

Absolute novelty

Grace Period/Prior knowledge

No grace period
Examination procedure
Only formal examination

Duration & Maintenance

5 years from filing date which term can be extended twice for consecutive five-year periods.
Maintenance payment every 5 years.

Working requirement

No use requirement