receiving for deposit all national applications for industrial property titles before
they are forwarded to the African Intellectual Property Organization.
Article 4: CEPIG, which shall be under the authority of the Ministry responsible for
industry, shall comprise a directorategeneral and an accounts agency.
The directorategeneral shall consist of:
the department of patents and legal coordination;
the department of distinctive signs;
the department of technical information and international relations;
the department of administrative and financial affairs.
Article 5: CEPIG shall be directed by a DirectorGeneral, appointed by a decree adopted
by the Council of Ministers, on the basis of a proposal of the Minister responsible for
industry, from among officials of category A, rank A1, in the general administration, the
economic and financial administration or the corps of engineers, with at least five years'
professional experience in industrial property management.
Article 6: Provisions relating to the organization of CEPIG, other than those set out in
the present Law, and its operating arrangements shall be established by decree.
Article 7: Measures of all kinds necessary for the implementation of the present Law
shall be laid down, where necessary, in regulations.
Article 8: The present Law, which shall repeal all earlier conflicting provisions, shall be
registered, published under emergency procedures and enforced as the law of the land.
Done at Libreville, January 28, 2003
By the President of the Republic,
Head of State
El Hadj OMAR BONGO
The Prime Minister
Head of the Government
Minister of State, The Minister of Trade and Industrial Development, responsible for
Jean Remy PENDY BOUYIKI
Minister of State, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Francophonie
The Minister responsible for Relations with Parliament, Government spokesperson
René NDEMEZO OBIANG