Protection of trade name

Let’s say you start a business; or you open a store; or you start any other activity. To distinguish yourself in the market, you use a legal name, install a signboard. This is your business identity: your trade name

But without protection, some people can take your identity and pretend they’re not. You must therefore have your trade name protected.

What we can do for you

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Always with you

ALPHINOOR & CO help you in the protecting of your trade name, and this requires a registration. We help you to:


  • Check the availability of your trade name: searches for prior art at the RCCM and registration certificates or applications published at the OAPI
  • File with OAPI: Preparation of applications for registration of trade names, drafting of product and service labels, filing and follow-up of applications for registration with OAPI, responses to official OAPI notifications
  • Make your acquisition permanent by ensuring the long-term follow-up of your trade name, including the renewal of your trade name and the registration of changes of name, address or ownership in the relevant registers
  • Protecting your rights from those who would violate or challenge them

Our Services

IP Obtaining

Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

IP protecting

Litigation, Anti-Counterfeiting, Monitoring and watch services

IP Valorization

IP Benchmark , IP Audit, Technology Transfer, Financial Evaluation, draft agreement

IP Training

Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

Request a free consultation

Our team will give you more information about our services, our fees, and especially how we can help you

Frequently asked question

What are the costs of protecting a trade name?

Trade name protection includes official fees and consultancy services provided by our design professionals.
To protect a trade name at OAPI, fees are approximately 10,000 FCFA for individuals and 20,000 for corporations.

Who can register a trade name ?

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Where does a company’s trade name appear?

The business name of a company appears on many documents such as: business documents, business cards, quotes, invoices, company letterhead, etc.

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