||The study visit has the following objectives:
To have a better understanding of IP matters;
Be exposed to different aspects of the administration and management of an IP Office;
Understand the need to develop partnership and cooperation with the users of the IP system (universities, R&D Institutions and the private sector) for jobs creation;
Learn from the experience of OIPI in the registration of trade names and trademarks which represent a high percentage of the revenues generated by IP Offices of OAPI’s Member States;
Learn from the experience of the BURIDA in the administration of copyright and related rights with a special emphasis on collective management of copyright, neighboring rights, and the protection of expressions of traditional cultural heritage national heritage; and
Take example of the cooperation between OIPI and BURIDA in enhancing the use of the IP system in Côte d’Ivoire.