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Protecting Intellectual Property
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The Ministry of Industrial and Commercial Development and Private Sector Promotion’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, Trademarks, and Patents handles patents and copyrights in Chad. Chad is a member of the African Intellectual Property Office (OAPI), based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. OAPI aims to ensure the publication and protection of patent rights, encourage creativity and transfer of technology, and create favorable conditions for research. Under OAPI, Chad acceded to a number of international agreements on patents and intellectual property, including the Paris Convention, the Berne Convention, and the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Intellectual property rights with respect to eCommerce have not yet been codified.

In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and for more resources.