December 2, 2001
OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE TOGOLESE REPUBLIC
Law No. 2001-015 of November 29, 2001, on the creation of the National Institute of
Industrial Property and Technology (INPIT)
The National Assembly has deliberated and adopted;
The President of the Republic hereby promulgates the following Law:
CHAPTER I – CREATION, HEADQUARTERS AND CONSTITUTION
Section 1 – Creation and headquarters
Article 1 - An institute in charge of industrial property and technology known as the National
Institute of Industrial Property and Technology (INPIT) is hereby created to replace the
National Industrial Property Body (SNPIT).
INPIT shall be the national focal point for the African Intellectual Property Organization
Article 2 - INPIT shall have its headquarters in Lomé. The headquarters may be transferred to
anywhere else in Togo following consultation of the Management Board.
INPIT may open offices or agencies within the country.
Section 2 - Constitution
Article 3 - INPIT shall be a public administrative body with legal personality and financial
autonomy. It may, in this capacity, acquire, receive, own, borrow, dispose and institute
It shall come under the supervision of the Minister for Industry.
Article 4 – The name the National Institute of Industrial Property and Technology (INPIT) shall
be reserved solely for the public body set up in accordance with this Law.
CHAPTER II: MANDATES AND RESPONSIBILITIES