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Abuja Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (AEC)

Date of TextAdopted on June 3, 1991 at Abuja
Entry into force on May 12, 1994
Host Institution:African Economic Community (AEC)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
Subject MatterCopyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Property, Traditional Knowledge (TK), Transfer of Technology
Notes

IP provisions: Articles 35(e) and 51.2.c

Available Texts
Treaty Text
English

Abuja Treaty establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) (Authentic text) Abuja Treaty establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [182 KB]

French

Traité d'Abuja instituant la Communauté économique africaine (CEA) (Texte authentique) Traité d'Abuja instituant la Communauté économique africaine (CEA) (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [1709 KB]

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