Since the adhesion of Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau and Mali (in 1998), Equatorial Guinea (in 2000) and The Comoros (in 2013) to OAPI, IP rights existing in these new adherents prior to their adhesion may be extended to the organization. By the same token, IP rights existing in OAPI before these five countries were admitted may also be extended to these new members. There was of course a deadline for these extensions. But a 2003 OAPI Board of Directors meeting resolved that late extension applications shall be admissible upon payment of a late filing fee which was moderately fixed at less than 100 Euros per application. Extensions are also the object of recordation.
The details we shall require to prepare and file your application for extension would include: