(WIPO code: GN) (latest review September 2021)

by CABINET ISIS CONSEILS, Mandataire OAPI, Yaoundé, Cameroon

General Information

Area

245,857 sq. km.

Population

12,877,894 (estimated July 2021).

Capital

Conakry.

Official Language

French.

Currency

Guinea franc.

Main agricultural and natural products

Manioc, bananas, sugar cane, pineapples, grains, groundnuts.

Main Mineral Products

Bauxite, alumina, gold, copper, diamond.

Main exports

Bauxite, alumina, coffee, pineapples.

GNI

(per capita): U.S.$ 1,020 (estimated 2020).

General Remarks

Guinea was formerly a French colony and obtained its independence on October 2, 1958.

Sometimes also called Guinea-Conakry, it is principally an agricultural country.

The patents, designs and trademark laws in force in Guinea are, with minor amendments, the same as the French laws applicable immediately before independence. No new patent, trademark and design laws have as yet been promulgated.