Burundi signs up to Berne and WIPO Copyright Treaty

Following several months of political and social unrest, the Republic of Burundi appears to be returning to normality and regaining its commercial and financial interests. A gesture that demonstrates Burundi’s firm commitment is the nation’s recent adherence to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and to the WIPO Copyright Treaty.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation informed that Burundi had deposited the instruments of accession with the organisation on the 12th of January of 2016.

The adherence of Burundi to these international treaties increases its attractiveness within regional markets and presents a more appealing commercial environment, it also boosts foreign investors’ confidence in collaborating or investing within the region. The Berne Convention and the WIPO Copyright Treaty are mutually engaged in maintaining an international standardisation of legalisation regarding the protection of copyrights in signatory member states.

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