Cape Verde has acceded to a number of international agreements, namely:

 

The Madrid Protocol

The instrument  of accession was deposited on 6 April 2022 and the accession came into effect on 6 July 2022. In the process, Cape Verde became the 112th member of the Madrid Protocol.

Cape Verde is a civil law country where international treaty obligations are accepted as binding on the national territory without any domestic legislation meaning that the Madrid Protocol is effective in Cape Verde. It is yet to be seen how International Registrations designating Cape Verde will be dealt with in practice by the local Intellectual Property Office.

 

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

The instrument  of accession was deposited on 6 April 2022 and the accession came into effect on 6 July 2022. In the process, Cape Verde became PCT’s 156th member.

 

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Convention)

The instrument of accession was deposited on 6 April 2022 and the accession came into effect on 6 July 2022.

 

The ARIPO agreements

The instruments of accession were deposited on 14 July 2022 and the accession is expected to come into effect on 14 October 2022. This includes the Lusaka Agreement, the Harare Protocol (Patents) and the Banjul Protocol (trade marks). Further information will be provided after this date.

 

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