Published Date: July 13, 2022

The opening ceremony of the Abidjan Ministerial Conference on Geographical Indications was held on 3 June 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and was attended by the Ministers of the 17 member states of OAPI, the Diplomatic Corps, the Director General of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of France, and the Deputy Director General of WIPO.

It was preceded by a high-level technical meeting of experts on the promotion of ‎Geographical Indications‎‎ on 2 June 2022. The Director General of ‎‎OAPI‎‎, Mr. Denis Bohoussou, commented that “The recent registered Geographical Indications … easily demonstrate the dynamics around this instrument for the valorization of local products … it seems important to conduct a reflection to improve the use of Geographical Indications and give more value to quality products from the terroirs of our countries”.

Source : High-Level Conference on Geographical Indications: Ministers and Partners in Symbiosis in Abidjan. (

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