Intellectual Property Rights Office for Sao Tome and Principe
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This page provides information about the administration of intellectual property in Sao Tome and Principe. Intellectual property covers copyright and industrial property, including patents, designs, and trademarks.
Copyright can be claimed over any original creative work which is recorded in some way – be that through it being written down, recorded on an audio or audio-visual device, saved to a computer, or any other means.
The rules governing copyright are determined by a variety of international treaties, the most important of which is the Berne Convention.
Berne Convention Status of Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe is part of the Berne Convention. Work created in Sao Tome and Principe is eligible for registration through the Intellectual Property Rights Office's Copyright Registration Service.
|Instrument:||Accession: March 14, 2016|
|In Force:||June 14, 2016|
Online Copyright Registration Options in Sao Tome and Principe
(Effective in Sao Tome and Principe and all other Berne Convention countries)
|Cost of International Registration:||USD $60|